EPA Announces Public Engagement Opportunities to Discuss the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
On March 31, 2021 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced public engagement opportunities to discuss the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). EPA had previously delayed the effective date of the LCRR until at least June 17, 2021. The LCRR would require all water systems to collect samples from homes with lead service lines if lead is present in the distribution system, provides new alternatives to corrosion control treatment for small systems, and requires all water systems to notify consumers within 24 hours of lead exceedances. EPA has announced the opportunity for interested persons to provide comments on the LCRR to the EPA through two public listening sessions to be held on April 28th and May 5th. In addition, EPA has invited those interested to request virtual roundtables in the months of May and June to discuss further comments on the LCRR.