NRDC Files Lawsuit Against EPA for CCR Delay

Last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit against EPA for missing the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) revisions deadline established by America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA). One of the many amendments of AWIA to the Safe Drinking Water Act requires EPA to revise the rules governing drinking water right-to-know reports by no later than October 2020. The revisions require EPA to increase CCR readability, clarity, and understandability and also increase the reporting frequency.

After EPA missed the October deadline, the NRDC filed a lawsuit to motivate EPA to issue the overdue revision to its regulations as soon as practicable. NRDC cites that by EPA failing to issue the revised rules required by law, the Agency is denying members of the public important information about health threats they may face from drinking water contamination.

For more information on the lawsuit, click here.