COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION and
COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT
ANNOUNCE AN OVERSIGHT HEARING
Lead Testing in Public Facilities
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
10:00 a.m., Hearing Room 500, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Councilmember David Grosso, chairperson of the Committee on Education, and Councilmember Mary Cheh, chairperson of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, announce the scheduling of a joint public oversight hearing on lead testing in public facilities. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Hearing Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building.
Over the past few months, the Council has asked many questions about the environmental safety of public buildings, especially schools, libraries, and recreation centers. Lead testing of every water source for every DCPS school building, public charter school, and recreation center is currently underway. The purpose of this oversight hearing is to discuss the protocol and results of the most recent round of testing; plans for remediation, if necessary; and future lead testing and communications protocol as it pertains to public facilities in the District of the Columbia.
Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at http://bit.do/educationhearings or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Monday, June 20. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. Witnesses appearing on his or her own behalf should limit their testimony to three minutes; witnesses representing organizations should limit their testimony to five minutes.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Written statements should be submitted to the Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 116 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.