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Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC)

About the Local Government Advisory Committee

The Local Government Advisory Committee is a formal advisory committee that advises the EPA Administrator on critical environmental issues impacting local governments.

Chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act in 1993, the Committee is composed of elected and appointed  officials from local, state tribal and territorial governments across the United States. The LGAC provides advice and recommendations that assist the EPA in developing a stronger partnership with local governments. By building capacity across state, local, tribal and territorial governments, the LGAC ultimately seeks is to provide the communities and residents of the United States with more effective and equitable environmental protection.

The Small Community Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) is an independently-appointed subcommittee of the Local Government Advisory Committee.

For more information about the LGAC or SCAS, contact Paige Lieberman, Designated Federal Officer, at or (202)564-9957.

LGAC General Information

LGAC Members

The LGAC is comprised of elected and appointed officials from local, state, tribal and territorial governments. This may include  mayors, county executives, city managers, tribal and territorial government leaders, commissioners and others that represent key interests of local governments. EPA expressly values diversity, equity and inclusion, and encourages the nominations of individuals from diverse backgrounds, so that the LGAC and SCAS look like America and reflect the country's rich diversity.

New members are solicited periodically. See the box to the right for more information about the current solicitation process.

View a list of current LGAC members.

Recent LGAC and SCAS Meetings

All meetings of the LGAC and SCAS are open to the public and announced via the Federal Register at least 15 days in advance, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Agendas and summaries for recent meetings can be found below. For historical records please contact the Designated Federal Officer at or (202)564-9957.

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) conducted a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 3:30-6:00 pm EDT.

The Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) conducted a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:30-3:30 pm EDT.

The focus of the Committee and Subcommittee meetings was to deliberate and vote on recommendations from the LGAC and SCAS to EPA on environmental issues of importance to local and state governments, determine the Committee’s and Subcommittee’s agendas and priorities for 2021, and discuss administrative matters. See below for the agendas and meeting summaries. Final versions of the letters of recommendation approved at the meeting can be found here. 

LGAC Past Meetings






Recent LGAC Reports Recommendations and Responses

LGAC Report on Office on Air and Radiation NPM Guidance December 9, 2020
LGAC Report on CWA Financial Capability Assessment December 9, 2020
LGAC Report on Food Waste Management December 9, 2020
LGAC Report on Community-Based Environmentalism December 9, 2020

Risk Communication Transmittal Final (PDF) (3 pp, 568 K, About PDF)

Risk Communication Report Final (PDF) (14 pp, 499 K, About PDF)

May 15, 2020

LGAC Letter on Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) (PDF) (4 pp,  231 K, About PDF

LGAC Report on Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) (PDF) (50 pp,  1 MB, About PDF)​

EPA Response 1-To the letter and Report above (PDF) (6 pp, 63 K, About PDF)

May 16, 2019

LGAC Letter on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)(PDF) (6 pp, 199 K, About PDF)

May 16, 2019

A transmittal letter on PFAS (PDF)(3 pp, 451 K, About PDF)

LGAC PFAS Report (PDF)(19 pp, 442 K, About PDF)

November 19, 2018

LGAC letter on ‘Waters of the U.S. (PDF)(2 pp, 589 K, About PDF)

November l19, 2018

LGAC letter on Office of Air and Radiation’s NPM guidance (PDF)(2 pp, 442 K, About PDF) 

November 19, 2018

A Transmittal Letter to the Administrator on ‘Waters of the U.S.’ (PDF)(2 pp, 409 K, About PDF)

LGAC Report to the Administrator entitled, “EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Report’ (PDF)(69 pp, 10 MB, About PDF)

July 13, 2017

LGAC Report to the Administrator entitled EPA's Local Goverment Advisory Committee: Biannual Report 2015-2016 (PDF) (49 pp, 2 MB, About PDF)

LGAC Letter to the Administrator on Ozone (PDF) (2 pp, 242 K, About PDF)

January 18, 2017

Transmittal Letter to the Administrator for the LGAC Drinking Water Report (PDF) (2 pp, 298 K, About PDF)

LGAC Report to the Administrator entitled, Clean and Safe Drinking Water: EPA's Local Government Advisory Committee's Findings and Recommendations (PDF) (75 pp, 2MB, About PDF)

October 26, 2016

LGAC Letter to the Administrator on Communication (PDF) (3pp, 277 K, About PDF)

August 12, 2016

LGAC Letter to the Administrator on on Risk Management Program Rule (PDF) (3 pp, 280 K, About PDF)

August 12, 2016

LGAC Letter to the Administrator on on Drinking Water (PDF) (3 pp, 374 K, About PDF)

August 12, 2016

LGAC Letter to the Administrator on Hydraulic Fracturing (PDF) (3 pp, 280 K, About PDF)

August 12, 2016