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OMB Releases Revised Schedule for Water System Restructuring Rule

This week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the revised schedule for the Water System Restructuring Rule (WSRR). The WSRR will be proposed in Q1 2022, and the final rule will be published in Q3 2023. For more information on the Rule and revised schedule click here.

Background:

Section 2010 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) mandates that EPA promulgate a regulation, per the SDWA, section 1414(h)(6), two years from date of enactment of the AWIA on October 23, 2018. The AWIA, section 2010(a), requires EPA to promulgate a regulation that authorizes State primary agencies to require an assessment of restructuring options for a public water system (PWS) that frequently violates health-based standards and is unwilling or unable to take feasible corrective actions to return to compliance, or that has unsuccessfully attempted feasible and affordable actions to return to compliance.

EPA previously developed this factsheet that provides more information on the WSRR and promoting system compliance.