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Meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee-Notice of Public Meeting

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).




Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice of a meeting of the Total Coliform Rule Distribution System Advisory Committee (TCRDSAC). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) revision and information about distribution systems issues that may impact water quality.

The TCRDSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Agency on revisions to the TCR, and on what information should be collected, research conducted, and/or risk management strategies evaluated to better inform distribution system contaminant occurrence and associated public health risks.

Topics to be discussed in the meeting include options for revising the Total Coliform Rule; for example, rule construct, monitoring provisions, system categories, action levels, investigation and follow-up, public notification, and other related topics. In addition, the Committee will discuss possible recommendations for research and information collection needs concerning distribution systems.


The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)) and Thursday, June 31, 2008 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m., ET). Attendees should register for the meeting by calling Kate Zimmer at (202) 965-6387 or by e-mail to no later than July 25, 2008.


The meeting will be held at St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036.

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For general information, contact Kate Zimmer of RESOLVE at (202) 965-6387. For technical inquiries, contact Sean Conley (, (202) 564-1781), Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (MC 4607M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; fax number: (202) 564-3767.

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The meeting is open to the public. The Committee encourages the public's input and will take public comment starting at 5:30 p.m. on July 30, 2008, for this purpose. 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 interested in presenting an oral statement may notify Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins, the Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at (202) 564-5275, no later than July 25, 2008. Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after a Committee meeting. Written statements received by July 25, 2008, will be distributed to all members before any final discussion or vote is completed. Any statements received on July 28, 2008, or after the meeting will become part of the permanent meeting file and will be forwarded to the members for their information.

Special Accommodations

For information on access or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Crystal Rodgers-Jenkins at (202) 564-5275 or by e-mail at Please allow at least 10 days prior to the meeting to give EPA time to process your request.

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Dated: July 7, 2008.

Cynthia C. Dougherty,

Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

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[FR Doc. E8-15844 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]