National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (Draft)
Nov. 14, 2019
EPA proposes regulatory revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for lead and copper under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This proposed rule provides more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead and copper in drinking water. This proposed rule also strengthens procedures and requirements related to health protection and the implementation of the existing Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the following areas: Lead tap sampling; corrosion control treatment; lead service line replacement; consumer awareness; and public education. Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2020. (Federal Register: 13 November 2019 [Proposed Rules] Pages 61684-61774) POC is Erik Helm, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Mail Code 4607M, Washington, DC 20460; tele: (202) 566-1049 (TTY 800-877-8339); email: Helm.Erik@EPA.gov.