REPRESENTATIVE Tina Sablan has been appointed to the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee, which is tasked to provide independent policy advice to the EPA administrator on issues affecting local governments.

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan made the announcement recently, naming Sablan as one of the 16 new members of the advisory subcommittee.

Sablan said, “I am honored to have been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee - Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee, to represent our island territories."

She thanked the Biden-Harris administration, EPA Administrator Regan, and U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan for supporting her nomination.

EPA announced in the Federal Register that the committee and subcommittee will meet virtually on Oct. 15, 2021 starting at 12 p.m. through 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

Sablan said this will be early in the morning, from 2 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, Chamorro Standard Time.

The agenda includes discussions of EPA's priorities in the areas of water, environmental justice, healthy communities, air and climate. There will be opportunity for public comments. For more information, go to


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