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ASDWA Testifies at House Hearing on EPA’s Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)

Yesterday (2/11), Cathy Tucker-Vogel testified for ASDWA at a hearing on EPA’s Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) by the House Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce. Her written testimony can be found here.

This hearing was a full house – 18 representatives were present at the start of the hearing. While some representatives had to step out and come back in due to other hearings at the same time, many asked relevant questions during their five minutes for questions. Seven witnesses testified at this hearing with five minutes (each) of verbal testimony – three environmental advocates, two representatives of drinking water associations (AMWA and AWWA), one from local government (National Association of Counties), and ASDWA. EPA did not testify due being notified of hearing date less than weeks before 2/11, according to yesterday’s press release from EPA about the hearing. Media stories on the hearing focused mainly on criticism of the proposal by the environmental advocates.

Today (2/12) is the close of the public comment period for EPA’s proposed LCRR. As of 1:55 PM EST on 2/12, 55,041 comments on the proposal had been received in the docket for the proposal.