[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)]
[Pages 52023-52024]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21233]




Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or agency) is 
announcing a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council 
(NDWAC or Council), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act 
(SDWA). This meeting was originally scheduled (and announced in a 
Federal Register notice) for September 12 and 13, 2012, in Chicago, 
Illinois. While the meeting will still be held in Chicago, it will now 
be held on October 4 and 5, 2012. The Council will consider various 
issues associated with drinking water protection and public water 
systems. Specifically, the primary focus will be for the Council to 
consult with EPA regarding perchlorate and a National Primary Drinking 
Water Rule for this contaminant under the SDWA. Also at this meeting, 
the Council will discuss other program issues.

DATES: The meeting on October 4, 2012, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m., Central Time, and on October 5, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m., Central Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at EPA's Chicago Regional Office 
(EPA Region 5) at the Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 West Jackson 
Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590 and will be open to the public. All 
attendees must go through a metal detector, sign in with the security 
desk, and show government issued photo identification to enter 
government buildings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who would like 
to register and receive pertinent information, present an oral 
statement or submit a written statement for the October 4 and 5 meeting 
should contact Roy Simon, by September 15; by email at 
Simon.Roy@epa.gov; by phone at 202-564-3868; or by regular mail at U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking 
Water (MC 4601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Further details about participating in the meeting can be found in the 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting was originally scheduled (and 
announced in a Federal Register notice on June 11, 2012 (77 FR 34382) 
for September 12 and 13, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. While the meeting 
will still be held in Chicago, it will now be held on October 4 and 5, 
    Details about Participating in the Meeting: If you wish to attend 
the meeting, you should provide your email address when you register. 
The EPA will provide updated information on the October meeting to 
registered individuals and organizations as the date of the meeting 
gets closer. The Council will allocate one hour for the public's input 
(1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Central Time) at the meeting on October 5, 2012. 
Oral statements will be limited to five minutes at the meeting. It is 
preferred that only one person present the statement on behalf of a 
group or organization. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, 
individuals or organizations interested in presenting an oral statement 
should notify Roy Simon no later than September 15, 2012. Any person 
who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after a 
Council meeting. Written statements received for the meeting must be 
received by September 28, 2012 to be distributed to all members of the 
Council before any final discussion or vote is completed. Any 
statements received on or after the date just specified for the meeting 
will become part of the permanent file for the meeting and will be 
forwarded to the Council members for their information.
    National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The Council was created 
by Congress on December 16, 1974, as part of the Safe Drinking Water 
Act (SDWA) of 1974, Public Law 93-523, 42 U.S.C. 300j-5, and is 
operated in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App.2. The Council was established under 
the SDWA to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, 
policies, and regulations required by the SDWA.
    Special Accommodations: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Roy Simon at 202-564-3868 
or by email at Simon.Roy@epa.gov. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Roy Simon at least 10 days prior to the 
meeting to give EPA as

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much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: August 20, 2012.
Pamela Barr,
Acting Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2012-21233 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]