Fourth public meeting on PFAS scheduled in North Carolina

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its fourth public meeting on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) will take place August 14 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The announcement follows earlier EPA meetings, which were held on June 25 in Exeter, New Hampshire, and July 25 in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

A meeting August 7-8 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was previously announced by the EPA as well.

The public meetings provide an opportunity to weigh in with EPA officials on the type of assistance needed to address PFAS contamination.

Members of the National Ground Water Association are uniquely qualified to play a role in addressing these challenges. Many are working daily on PFAS-related issues, and NGWA’s Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, published last year, is one of the most comprehensive tools available on the topic. The text was crafted by NGWA with the assistance of 36 volunteers.

Those wanting to sign up for a speaking slot at the North Carolina meeting must do so by 10 a.m. on August 10. NGWA will work with you so you are prepared and help draft your public statement, if desired.

Members of the public are also able to sign up to attend without requiring a speaking slot.

For more information about a speaking opportunity, contact NGWA Government Affairs Director Lauren Schapker at lschapker@ngwa.org or (202) 888-9151.

NGWA also recently debuted a new online resource center on PFAS. Located on the home page at www.NGWA.org, the resource center includes:

  • A PFAS FAQ sheet
  • Top 10 facts about PFAS
  • NGWA’s involvement in PFAS at the federal level
  • A homeowner checklist
  • A list of EPA community events.

Go to the NGWA PFAS Resource Center.

 

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