EPA Announces Delay of Lead and Copper Rule Revisions by ACWA Staff Jun 16, 2021 Water News Updated 6/25/2021 to reflect updated timelines and links. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 16, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) effective date from June 17, 2021 until Dec. 16, 2021. EPA also delayed the LCRR compliance date from Jan. 16, 2024 to Oct. 16, 2024. The delay will allow more time for EPA to complete its review of the LCRR in accordance with the Biden Administration’s directives and consult further with affected parties. EPA continues to host virtual engagement sessions on the LCRR, comments can be submitted to the docket until July 30, 2021. After the stakeholder engagement process is completed, EPA will consider whether to let the LCRR take effect or initiate a new rulemaking to withdraw or modify the LCRR. More information on LCRR activity can be found on EPA’s website. ACWA staff is tracking the issue closely. ACWA previously filed comments supporting the proposed LCRR date extensions and suggested various changes should EPA decide to initiate a new rulemaking. For questions regarding the LCRR, please contact Federal Relations Representative Madeline Voitier.