The US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) announced the release of materials for public comment that relate to the expert external peer review of documents intended to support the US EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act assessment of lead in drinking water. In addition, the US EPA invites the public to nominate scientific experts to be considered as peer reviewers for the contract-managed peer review.
The US EPA's draft lead modeling report entitled “Proposed Modeling Approaches for a Health Based Benchmark for Lead in Drinking Water” and the draft charge for the peer review panel are available electronically and can be accessed using the Public Docket at Regulations.gov (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2016-0686). All written comments must be submitted during the public comment period.
These materials will be reviewed by an expert peer review panel and public comments will be made available to the peer reviewers for consideration in their review. The nominations for expert peer review candidates must be received on or before February 21, 2017. Comments on the draft lead modeling report and draft peer review panel charge questions must be received by US EPA on or before March 6, 2017. For additional information, please see the Federal Register announcement.