The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) adopted recommendations on how USEPA can support local governments to tackle per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination, advance environmental justice, and provide the resources needed to effectively implement President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In its first in-person advisory committee since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LGAC members highlighted the need for technical assistance, access to resources, and strategic communications to communities.
The Committee’s draft letters of recommendation can be read on the LGAC website. The LGAC is comprised of 34 members who hold leadership roles in 30 different States, territories and Tribal nations, and represent a diverse cross-section of cities, counties, and communities across the United States.
Chartered in 1993 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Local Government Advisory Committee provides independent and objective policy advice to the USEPA Administrator on a broad range of issues affecting local governments.