The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that it is extending the effective date of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) to seek further public input, particularly from communities that are most at risk of exposure to lead in drinking water.
The EPA has posted two pre-publication notices on its website regarding the revised LCR.
The first action is a final rule that announces an extension of the effective date for the revised LCR from March 16, 2021, until June 17, 2021. The purpose of this additional time is to enable EPA to take public comment on a second action that would provide a longer extension of the effective date and for EPA to undertake its review of the rule in a deliberate and thorough manner consistent with the public health purposes of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
We encourage you to review the proposed rule with your professionals and make