Revised Lead and Copper Rule EPA Announces Intent to Strengthen LCR
December 16, 2021 - EPA announces the development of a new regulation, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI), to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. Learn more.
Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Virtual Engagements
EPA hosts virtual engagements to obtain further public input on EPA’s revision to the Lead and Copper rule (LCRR), particularly from individuals and communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water. Learn more.
EPA Requests Additional Input
On June 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a final rule to extend the effective date of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Revisions to December 16, 2021. This action represents the next step in EPA’s effort to take the time necessary to review the LCR Revisions and ensure that it protects families and communities, particularly those that have been disproportionately impacted by lead in drinking water. This action allows the agency to continue conducting virtual engagements to gather valuable input from communities that have been impacted by lead and to seek feedback from national water associations, Tribes and Tribal communities, and EPA’s state co-regulators. This action also extends the revised LCR’s compliance deadline to October 16, 2024 to ensure that drinking water systems and primacy states continue to have the full three years provided by the Safe Drinking Water Act to take actions needed for regulatory compliance. For more information, visit: https://www.regulations.gov/docket/EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300.