EPA to Revise Lead and Copper Rule

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Contact

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

On Tuesday, June 15, the EPA pushed back the effective date of the Trump-Era Lead and Copper Rule after receiving public feedback supporting a delay for the regulation.  The Trump‑Era Rule cut the percentage of a public water system’s lead pipes that need to be replaced annually from 7% down to 3%.  Environmental groups sued the EPA in January to block the regulation claiming that the Rule exposed more children to lead poisoning.  The Biden Administration EPA is reviewing and is expected to revise the Rule which is now set to take effect on December 16, rather than its original effective date of June.  

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Contact
more
less

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.