The Association of State Drinking Water Administrator’s (“ASDWA”) submitted March 8th comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on the Lead and Copper in Drinking Water Rule (“LCR”).
The EPA is stated to have undertaken engagements with states and others through federalism consultation on possible revisions to the LCR.
Beginning in 1991, the EPA promulgated a Rule to control lead in drinking water (i.e., the “LCR”). The LCR has since been revised at various times. The LCR is applicable to water utilities. Further, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act set standards for:
The EPA is assessing potential long-term revisions to the LCR.
The ASDWA states in its March 8th comments that the regulatory approach to reach the goal of reduction of lead exposure in drinking water (and increased public health protection) includes:
The organization’s seven recommendations include:
A copy of the ASDWA comments can be downloaded below.