GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
In a February 29 Federal Register notice, EPA announced an April 24 date for its second public meeting to discuss the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR). The all day (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) meeting will be held at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will focus on the uncovered finished water reservoir provisions of the LT2ESWTR.
“The primary focus of this meeting is to have a scientific and technical discussion related to uncovered finished water reservoirs. EPA will consider the data and/or information discussed at this meeting during the agency’s review of the LT2 rule, which the agency announced as part of EPA’s Retrospective Review Plan under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563 in August 2011”
“This meeting is open to the public. EPA encourages public input and will allocate time on the agenda to receive verbal statements. EPA requests that participants limit statements to the topics described in the SUMMARY section of this notice and will hold participants to a set timeframe for their statements.”
The EPA notice encourages stakeholders who wish to submit data for consideration during the meeting to due so in advance.
Further details on the meeting, including logistical and registration information, are available in the Federal Register notice.
The Portland Water Bureau plans on having staff participate in the meeting to stay informed regarding EPA's consideration of technical information which could affect federal requirements for uncovered finished drinking water reservoirs and plans on sharing relevant monitoring data from Portland's system including data collected during a Water Research Foundation study "Detection of Infectious Cryptosporidium in Conventionally Treated Drinking Water" in 2010.