USEPA Announces Opportunities for Public Input on Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

LCRR, LCRI, EPA, Public Input

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host two virtual public meetings to discuss and solicit input on environmental justice considerations related to the development of the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). These sessions will provide opportunities for USEPA to share information about the upcoming LCRI rulemaking and for individuals to offer input on environmental justice considerations related to the rule.

As part of the LCRI rulemaking process, USEPA is considering prioritizing protections for historically underserved and overburdened communities. The two public meetings will be identical and will be held in an online-only format on October 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm and November 1 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the central time zone. People interested in participating in either session can register here. USEPA encourages the public to share thoughts on how to equitably address lead in drinking water issues in their communities.

In addition, USEPA will hold two identical informational webinars and listening sessions for Tribal governments on October 27, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and November 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM central time. The webinars will provide background information on the proposed rule development and an opportunity answer questions. There will be time to provide input during the meeting, as well as the opportunity to submit written comments to USEPA at any time during the consultation period.

USEPA is also accepting written comments via the public docket at, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2022-0801 until November 15, 2022. USEPA intends to propose the LCRI for public comment in 2023 and take final action by October 16, 2024.

AE2S tracks the regulatory landscape closely and is ready to help you be successful with the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) compliance. Please reach out to Rachel Schultz, AE2S Project Coordinator, if you have questions about the requirements of the LCRR and related deadlines.