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ASDWA Releases EPA OGWDW Regulatory Update

Given all of the actions at EPA, some might think that drinking water regulations would have slowed down to a trickle (pun intended). However, ASDWA has compiled an EPA OGWDW Regulatory Update below that lists five regulations and three regulatory actions under the cyclical Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulatory development process that are on the schedule for the next few years. By far, EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) would have the most significant impacts to water systems and primacy agencies. The pre-publication version weighs in at 347 pages, and understanding how the revisions fit into the existing 1991 Lead and Copper Rule is challenging. As of today (11/5), the proposed LCRR has not been published in the Federal Register, so the close of the public comment period is “to be determined”.

EPA OGWDW Regulatory Update