On April 6, 2021, EPN submitted comments supporting EPA’s proposal to delay the effective date of the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) and the compliance date established in it. The delay will allow sufficient time for EPA to complete its review of the rule and consult with affected parties, especially those in low-income communities, historically underserved or subjected to discrimination in federal policies and programs prior to the LCRR going into effect, as well as ensure that drinking water systems and primacy states have sufficient time to comply with the rule. Lead is a highly toxic pollutant that is especially harmful to children. There is no safe level of lead in blood. EPN strongly strongly believes that the current final rule is seriously flawed and supports reconsidering components in order to correct deficiencies despite a temporary delay in compliance dates.
Read EPN’s comments.