The public comment period for the draft documents is NOW CLOSED

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a public comment period for the draft documents entitled, “Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctanoic Acid” and “Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.” The draft documents and charge questions were prepared in order to support potential future regulatory evaluations and decisions. EPA is releasing these draft documents for purposes of public comment (scientific views) and peer review. These draft documents do not represent and should not be construed to represent final Agency policy.

All comments received during the public comment period will be made publically available on the EPA docket. In addition, comments will be made available to the peer reviewers for consideration in their review. Oral or written comments will not be accepted during the external peer review meeting, so it is important that all comments be submitted during the public comment period. Additionally, anyone wishing to be considered as a peer reviewer must not submit comments during the 60-day public comment period. No comments will be accepted after the closing of the comment period except from those nominated as a potential peer reviewer but not selected as a final peer reviewer.

Persons interested in commenting on the documents may submit their comments electronically via www.regulations.gov, by email, by mail, or by hand delivery/courier. Please follow the instructions below for additional information.


Draft Documents and Charge Questions

The draft documents “Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctanoic Acid” and “Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate” and charge questions are available electronically by one of the following methods:

1. Public Docket at www.regulations.gov (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2014-0138)

2. Clicking the following links:

Draft Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PDF)
Draft Health Effects Document for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PDF)
Peer Reviewer Charge Questions (PDF)


Deadline for Public Comments

The public comment period begins on February 28, 2014 and ends on April 29, 2014. Technical comments should be submitted to the public EPA docket by April 29, 2014.

Please note that anyone wishing to be considered as a peer reviewer must not submit comments during the public comment period. However, candidates not selected for the external peer review will be given a limited opportunity to submit public comments once the final peer reviewers are selected by Versar.


How to Submit Public Comments (Scientific Views) to the EPA Docket

The public comment period for the draft documents is NOW CLOSED.


Questions

For additional information on the docket, please contact the Office of Water Docket at:
Telephone: 202-566-2426
Fax: 202-566-9744
Email: OW-Docket@epa.gov.