Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Expected To Go Into Effect Next Month

  • by ACWA Staff
  • Nov 17, 2021
  • Water News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) is slated to go into effect on Dec. 16, 2021 with an accompanying compliance deadline of Oct. 16, 2024. EPA previously extended the LCRR effective compliances dates to 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 via virtual engagement sessions.

ACWA and the California Municipal Utilities Association previously submitted joint comments supporting the proposed LCRR date extensions and suggested various changes should EPA decide to initiate a new rulemaking. 

On Nov. 9, EPA sent the LCRR to the Office of Management and Budget for review, which is  the final step before publication. EPA is expected to announce its path forward – whether to let the LCRR take effect or initiate a new rulemaking – by Dec. 16, 2021. 

ACWA is tracking this issue closely and will keep members appraised of any further developments. More information on LCRR activity can be found on EPA’s website.

For questions regarding the LCRR, please contact Federal Relations Representative Madeline Voitier. 

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