2018-14738. Announcement of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Pennsylvania Community Engagement  

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) community engagement in Horsham, Pennsylvania. The goal of the event is to allow the EPA to hear directly from Pennsylvania communities to understand ways the Agency can best support the work that is being done at the state and local level. For more information on the event, visit the EPA's PFAS website: https://www.epa.gov/​pfas/​pfas-community-engagement. During the recent PFAS National Leadership Summit, the EPA announced plans to visit communities to hear directly from those impacted by PFAS. These engagements are the next step in the EPA's commitment to address challenges with PFAS. The EPA anticipates that the community engagements will provide valuable insight for the agency's efforts moving forward. For more information, go to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.


    The event will be held on July 25, 2018. A working session will be held on July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., eastern time. A listening session will be held on July 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., eastern time.


    The event will be held at the Keith Valley Middle School, 227 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044. If you are unable to attend the Pennsylvania Community Engagement, you will be able to submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov: Enter Docket ID No. EPA-OW-2018-0270. Citizens, including those that attend and provide oral statements, are encouraged to send written statements to the public docket. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. The EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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    Rick Rogers, USEPA Region 3, 1650 Arch Street (Mail Code 3WP20) Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029; telephone number: 215-814-5711; email address: rogers.rick@epa.gov.

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    Details about Participating in the Event: The public is invited to speak during the July 25 listening session. Those interested in speaking can sign up for a 3-minute speaking slot on EPA's website at https://www.epa.gov/​pfas/​pfas-community-engagement. Please check this website for event materials as they become available, including a full agenda, leading up to the event.

    The PFAS National Leadership Summit: On May 22-23, 2018, the EPA hosted the PFAS National Leadership Summit. During the summit, participants worked together to share information on ongoing efforts to characterize risks from PFAS, develop monitoring and treatment/cleanup techniques, identify specific near-term actions (beyond those already underway) that are needed to address challenges currently facing states and local communities, and develop risk communication strategies that will help communities to address public concerns regarding PFAS.

    The EPA wants to assure the public that their input is valuable and meaningful. Using information from the National Leadership Summit, public docket, and community engagements, the EPA plans to develop a PFAS Management Plan for release later this year. A summary of the Pennsylvania Community Engagement will be made available to the public following the event on the EPA's PFAS Community Engagement website at: https://www.epa.gov/​pfas/​pfas-community-engagement.

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    Dated: June 28, 2018.

    Peter Grevatt,

    Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-14738 Filed 7-9-18; 8:45 am]

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Environmental Protection Agency
Notice of an event.
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The event will be held on July 25, 2018. A working session will be held on July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., eastern time. A listening session will be held on July 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., eastern time.
31968-31969 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
EPA-OW-2018-0270, FRL-9980-54-OW
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