Tomorrow’s Hearing on Lead and Copper Rule

The US House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change posted updated information on tomorrow’s public hearing  (February 11, 2020; 10:30 am ET) titled: “EPA’s Lead and Copper Proposal: Failing to Protect Public Health.”  Copied and pasted below is a list of the scheduled witnesses and a link to their written statements.  Memo prepared by the Subcommittee staff. ( US House Com_Feb 2020 LCR Hearing Memo)

Link to Subcommittee website (webcast link has not yet been posted):

Kim Gaddy
Environmental Justice Organizer
Clean Water Action of New Jersey

Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Director, Pediatric Public Health Initiative
C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Division of Public Health
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Angela Licata
Deputy Commissioner
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
On behalf of Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies


Cathy Tucker-Vogel
Public Water Supply Section Chief
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
On behalf of Association of State Drinking Administrators


Mae Wu
Senior Director, Health & Food
Senior Attorney, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
Natural Resources Defense Council


Steve Estes-Smargiassi
Director of Planning and Sustainability
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
On behalf of American Water Works Association


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Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.