EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Drinking Water Guidance for Radiological Emergencies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding an open comment period to begin the week of June 13-17, 2016 for its draft Drinking Water Protective Action Guide (PAG) and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents. This guidance was created for use in the event of a radiological emergency, as a precaution to the likelihood of radioactive material penetrating rivers, lakes and streams used by public water suppliers. Its purpose is to inform and guide the decision-making process for state and local officials on how to best protect their community from contaminated drinking water as a result of radiation exposure. Once this guidance is published on the Federal Register, individuals will have 45 days to submit their comments. A pre-publication copy is currently available for download at this link. For more information and comment submission guidelines, click here.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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