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NAWQA National Liaison Committee

Briefing Planned Activities

Briefings on NAWQA Topics held in FY 2002-2003
National Water Quality Assessment briefings are open to the public and targeted for policy makers.

water drop January 18, 2002 - MTBE
  • MTBE Findings in Drinking Water Supplies

Two briefings on mercury were planned jointly, in cooperation with NAWQA and National Liaison Committee, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition, and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI).

water drop February 2, 2003 - Deposition and Methylation of Mercury
  • David Krabbenhoft, USGS Scientist
    • Sources, deposition and methylation of mercury
    • Health effects of mercury

water drop March 7, 2003 - Policy Options for Reducing Mercury Emissions
  • Ellen Brown, EPA's Office of Policy, Analysis and Review
    • Development of maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards for utility emissions, designed to reduce mercury emissions.
  • Larry Parker, Congressional Research Service, Energy and Environmental Policy Section
    • Legislative proposals to reduce power plant emissions of mercury
    • Proposal to reduce all mercury releases

Plans for National Liaison Committee Meetings and Briefings in FY 2004
Please watch the meeting schedule of the Advisory Committee on Water Information for details on confirmed Advisory Committee on Water Information, National Liaision Committee and other subgroup meetings@

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