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Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of a public meeting.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water is announcing a virtual meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council) as authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The purpose of the meeting is to allow EPA to present an overview of Safe Drinking Water Act programs for fiscal year 2021 and to receive input from Council members. Additional details will be provided in the meeting agenda, which will be posted on EPA's website at​ndwac prior to the meeting.


The meeting will be held on December 2, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., eastern time.


This will be a virtual meeting. There will be no in-person gathering for this meeting.

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Elizabeth Corr, NDWAC Designated Federal Officer, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Mail Code 4601), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564-3798; email address:

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Attending the Meeting: The meeting will be open to the general public. The meeting agenda and information on how to register for and attend the meeting online will be provided on EPA's website at​ndwac prior to the meeting.

Oral Statements: EPA will allocate 25 minutes for the public to present oral comments during the meeting. Oral statements will be limited to five minutes per person during the public comment period. It is preferred that only one person present a statement on behalf of a group or organization. Persons interested in presenting an oral statement should send an email to Elizabeth Corr, at by noon, eastern time, on November 24, 2020.

Written Statements: Any person who wishes to file a written statement can do so before or after the Council meeting. Send written statements by email to or see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section if sending statements by mail. Written statements received by noon, eastern time, on November 24, 2020, will be distributed to all members of the Council prior to the meeting. Statements received after that time will become part of the permanent file for the meeting and will be forwarded to the Council members after conclusion of the meeting.

Accessibility: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Elizabeth Corr by email at, or by phone at (202) 564-3798, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting to allow as much time as possible to process your request.

National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The NDWAC 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 NDWAC was established to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the EPA Administrator on matters relating to activities, functions, policies, and regulations under the SDWA. General information concerning the NDWAC is available at:​ndwac.

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Jennifer L. McLain,

Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

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[FR Doc. 2020-24895 Filed 11-9-20; 8:45 am]