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Listening Sessions for the Public

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EPA held two informal public listening sessions via audio teleconference in August 2010 to inform the public about the rulemaking, and to receive views on changes to the water quality standards regulation that are under consideration. The sessions provided a review of EPA’s current regulation and a summary of the clarifications that EPA is considering with time alloted for questions and comments. You can find additional information about outreach efforts on this Web page.

Dates and Times of Sessions

Session 1
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

Session 2
Thursday, August 26, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

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Agenda and Resource Materials for the Sessions

The agenda and resource materials were identical for all four sessions. 

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Written Comments

If you were unable to make a comment during the listening sessions, or otherwise have comments on the regulatory changes EPA is considering, you may provide them to EPA in one of the following ways.

  1. Send your comments by email to ost.comments@epa.gov
  2. Mail your comments to
    Thomas J. Gardner
    Office of Science and Technology (Mail Code 4305T)
    Office of Water
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20460

In order for your comments to be most useful to us, please submit your views by September 10, 2010.  Please note that these listening sessions are at an early stage of the rulemaking process.  There will be a formal comment period after the proposed rule is published in the summer of 2011.

The full contents of your letter, or your email including your email address, will be entered into the EPA Docket for this action, EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0606, and available to the public at http://www.regulations.gov/.

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Session Records

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