External Peer Review of
EPA’s Draft Health Effects Documents for
Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)
Versar, Inc., an EPA contractor, has assembled seven experts to evaluate EPA’s draft PFOA and PFOS health effects documents and participate in a two-day public peer review meeting on August 21 and 22, 2014. The meeting will be devoted to discussion and deliberation of issues identified by the peer reviewers regarding EPA’s draft health documents and will be guided by the charge questions previously provided to the public. The public is invited to register to attend this two-day peer review meeting, either in-person or via teleconference. Registered observers attending the meeting in-person may observe the peer review deliberations, but will not be allowed to address the peer reviewers or provide oral or written comments at the meeting.
The external peer review meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport. Additional information on the peer review meeting is provided below. To register to attend the meeting, please visit the Register for Meeting webpage. The registration deadline is August 18, 2014. Space is limited for in-person attendance, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so attendees are strongly encouraged to register before the deadline. Following the peer review meeting, Versar will provide a peer review summary report to EPA containing the comments and recommendations from the peer reviewers. The final peer review report will also be made available to the public. In preparing the final health effects documents, EPA will consider Versar’s report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer review meeting, as well as written public comments received through the official public docket (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0138).
Date: August 21 and 22, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (both days) Location: Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport (Chesapeake Ballroom) Address: 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: (703) 413-6522 Website: www.CrystalCityMarriott.com Agenda: An agenda will be distributed ahead of the meeting to those who have pre-registered
Transportation/Directions: The meeting site is located within walking distance of the Crystal City Metro Station (0.1 miles). The Crystal City Marriott also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Crystal City Metro Station as well as between the Crystal City Marriott and Reagan National Airport.