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OMB Completes Review of Final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)

On Friday (12/18), the Office of Information and Regulatory Analysis (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a part of the Executive Branch of the President, completed its Executive Order (EO) 12866 review of the Final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). Given the timing of this completion, it’s likely that the final LCRR will be signed and released by the EPA Administrator before Christmas. The implementation of the final LCRR isn’t going to be simple given the likely changes from the 1991 Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), and successful implementation is going to require a significant collaborative effort between ASDWA’s members, EPA, and the water systems and their customers.