Attorney Ed Hallman's written testimony to congress concerning EPA's sludge rule

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DECKER, HALLMAN, BARBER & BRIGGS
A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
F. EDWIN HALLMAN, JR.
(404) 588-2525 Direct
e-mail: feh@d-h.com
260 PEACHTREE STREET, N.W.
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
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(404) 577-9149 FACSIMILE
March 12, 2004
BY FEDERAL EXPRESS
Honorable Barbara Cubin, Chairman
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
United States House of Representatives
Room 1626
Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Attention: Kathleen Benedetto
Re: The Impact of Science and Public Policy
Supplement to Testimony of Dr. David Lewis given on February 4, 2003;
Reply to February 27, 2004 letter from James W. Ellison; and,
Reply to EPA’s Letter Denying the Request of the Center For Food Safety
Dear Chairman Cubin:

I. INTRODUCTION
As attorney for the Boyce and McElmurray dairy farms in Augusta, Georgia, I am writing to
address the issues raised in (1) a letter dated February 27, 2004 and addressed to you from James
Ellison, attorney for the City of Augusta, Georgia. (Exhibit 1 hereto) and (2) a letter dated December
24, 2003 from G. Tracy Mehan, former Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water at the United
States Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”), who makes many untrue statements in his
letter about my clients’s two dairy farms. His statements are based on information provided to the
EPA by Mr. Ellison, the attorney for Augusta, Georgia. With this letter, I am enclosing Exhibits
numbered 1 through 33.

This letter, and the enclosed documents, are also intended to supplement Dr. David Lewis’
testimony at the February 4, 2004 hearing before the Subcommittee. Dr. Lewis’ testimony described
abuse byEPAemployees and others of scientific peer-review and Quality Assurance/Quality Control
(QA/QC) procedures supposedly implemented within the EPA. Dr. Lewis described EPA’s