Lead and Copper Rule Revisions; Delay of Effective and Compliance Dates (Final)
Jun. 23, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying until 16 December 2021, the effective date of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), which was published in the Federal Register on 15 January 2021. EPA is also delaying the 16 January 2024 compliance date established in the LCRR to 16 October 2024. The delay in the effective date is consistent with presidential directives issued on 20 January 2021, to the heads of Federal agencies to review certain regulations, including the LCRR. The delay in the compliance date of the LCRR ensures that any delay in the effective date will not reduce the time provided for drinking water systems and primacy states to take actions needed to assure compliance with the LCRR. This final rule is effective 16 December 2021. As of 16 June 2021, the effective date of the final rule published on 15 January 2021, at 86 FR 4198, and then delayed in a rule published 12 March 2021, at 86 FR 14003, is furthered delayed until 16 December 2021. Jeffrey Kempic, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Mail Code 4607M, Washington, D.C. 20460; tel: (202) 564-4880; email: kempic.jeffrey@epa.gov.

(Federal Register 16 June 2021 [Rule] Pages 31939-31948)

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