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Notice of Public Comment Period - 2013 Proposed Lead Regulations

DDOE has considered all public comments received on the previously proposed rulemakings as well as the draft revisions in amending the proposed regulations, which reflect a balance of health protections and economic and practical considerations, all within the confines of the Acts. If any additional comments are necessary on the changes in this third proposed rulemaking, persons may submit them by mail to:

Pierre Erville, Associate Director

District Department of the Environment
Lead and Healthy Housing Division
1200 First St. NE / 5th Floor
Washington DC 20002

Or, via email, to: [email protected]

To be considered, all comments must be in writing and must be received or postmarked no later close of business on May 28, 2013. All comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public viewing on the Department’s website.  When the Department identifies a comment containing copyrighted material, the Department will provide a reference to that material on the website.  The Department will look for the commenter’s name and address on the comment.  If a comment is sent by e-mail, the email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public record and made available on the Department’s website.  If the Department cannot read a comment due to technical difficulties, and the email address contains an error, the Department may not be able to contact the commenter for clarification and may not be able to consider the comment.  Including the commenter’s name and contact information in the comment will avoid this difficulty.

Additional copies of this rulemaking may be obtained by either: (1) visiting DDOE’s website, www.ddoe.dc.gov, and clicking on “Regulation & Law,” then “Public Notices & Hearings,” then clicking on the announcement for this rulemaking, and following directions to download the document in PDF “cut-and-paste” format; (2) e-mailing a request to [email protected] with “Request copy of proposed lead rules” in the subject line; (3) stopping by DDOE’s offices and asking for a copy at the 5th floor reception desk at the following address (mention “DDOE Lead Rules”); or (4) writing DDOE Lead and Healthy Housing Division, 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attention: Lead Rules, requesting a copy” on the outside of the letter.

Those federal regulations incorporated by reference in the rulemaking can be obtained in hard copy at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), 800 North Capitol St., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC 20001 or the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540, and electronically on the OFR or the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) websites. OFR’s website address is www.ofr.gov and GPO’s website address is http://www.gpoaccess.gov.