[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 103 (Thursday, May 29, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 30787-30788]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12467]



40 CFR Part 141


Notice of Public Meeting and Webinar: Revisions to the 
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 4) for Public Water 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of 
Ground Water and Drinking Water, Standards and Risk Management 
Division's Technical Support Center (TSC) announces a public meeting 
and webinar to discuss the approach to the fourth Unregulated 
Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 4) for public drinking water systems. 
EPA will present information concerning the status of the agency's 
efforts in the areas of analyte selection, analytical methods, sampling 
design, determination of minimum reporting levels and other possible 
revisions relative to the current rule.

DATES: The public meeting and webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 
25, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time. Persons wishing to 
attend the meeting in-person or on-line via the webinar must register 
by June 18, 2014, as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Cadmus Group, Inc., 
third floor conference room located at 1555 Wilson Blvd. Suite 300, 
Arlington, VA 22209. All attendees must show government-issued photo 
identification (e.g., a driver's license) when signing in. This meeting 
will also be simultaneously broadcast as a webinar, available through 
the Internet.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public who wish to 
receive further information about the meeting and webinar or have 
questions about this notice should contact Brenda Parris or Melissa 
Simic, Technical Support Center, Standards and Risk Management 
Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MS 140), 
Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, 
Cincinnati, OH 45268; telephone number: (513) 569-7961 or (513) 569-
7864; email address: parris.brenda@epa.gov or simic.melissa@epa.gov.


I. General Information

A. How may I participate in this meeting?

    Persons wishing to attend the meeting in-person or online via the 
webinar must register in advance no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time 
on June 18, 2014, by sending an email to: cadmusgroup.com">UCMRWebinar@cadmusgroup.com. 
The agenda for the public meeting and webinar will include time for 
public involvement. To ensure adequate time for public involvement, 
individuals or organizations interested in making a statement should 
mention their interest when they register. All presentation materials 
should be emailed to cadmusgroup.com">UCMRWebinar@cadmusgroup.com by June 18, 2014, so 
that the information can be incorporated into the webinar. We ask that 
only one person present the statement on behalf of a group or 
organization, and that the statement be limited to ten minutes. Any 
additional comments or written statements from attendees will be taken 
if time permits or can be sent to UCMRWebinar@

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cadmusgroup.com after the public meeting and webinar. The number of 
seats and webinar connections available for the meeting is limited and 
will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

B. How can I get a copy of the meeting and webinar materials?

    The meeting materials will be sent by email to the registered 
attendees prior to the public meeting and webinar; copies will also be 
provided for attendees at the meeting. Information about registration 
and participation in the meeting and webinar can be found on the EPA's 
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Program Meetings and Materials Web 
page: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/ucmr/calendar.cfm.
    Special Accommodations: Individuals with disabilities who wish to 
attend the meeting in person can request special accommodations by 
contacting cadmusgroup.com">UCMRWebinar@cadmusgroup.com no later than June 18, 2014.

II. Background

    The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires the EPA to promulgate 
rules establishing criteria for a monitoring program for unregulated 
contaminants in drinking water. Monitoring varies based on system size, 
source water, and contaminants likely to be found. SDWA also specifies 
that for systems serving 10,000 persons or fewer, only a representative 
sample of systems must monitor. Per SDWA, EPA is required to issue, 
every five years, a list of not more than 30 unregulated contaminants 
to be monitored by public water systems. The third and most recent rule 
(UCMR 3) was published on May 2, 2012. The fourth (UCMR 4) is scheduled 
to be published by December 2016.

    Dated: May 20, 2014.
Peter Grevatt,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. 2014-12467 Filed 5-28-14; 8:45 am]