Members of Congress Urge EPA to Lower Lead Standard

Over 60 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy this week, encouraging EPA to be more aggressive on lead.  The letter cites our increased knowledge of corrosion control and the health effects of lead since the original Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in 1991.  In crafting the revised LCR, the signers call for EPA to lower its action level to be more in line with the World Health Organization and European Union guidelines of 10 ppb.  The letter also urges EPA to establish the national clearinghouse for lead information that was recommended by the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC).  A copy of the Congressional letter is attached to this Weekly Update.
Attachment: epa2016_1388