The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) in the Federal Register (FR) on February 13, 2013 (78 FR 10269) and minor corrections on February 26, 2014 (79 FR 10665). The RTCR is the revision to the 1989 Total Coliform Rule (TCR) and is intended to improve public health protection.
The final rule, minor corrections, supporting documents, and guidance materials are all available on EPA’s RTCR webpage.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Training on the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)
This page provides the slides and recorded webinar training conducted by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR). The training provided guidance to States, Tribes, and EPA Regions that will have RTCR primacy. These materials are not regulations, nor do they change or substitute for those provisions and regulations under the RTCR. Thus, they do not impose legally binding requirements. Further, the RTCR training materials do not confer legal rights or impose legal obligations upon any member of the public. EPA made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the discussions presented in the webinar and presentation slides, but in the event of a conflict between the discussions in these materials and any statute or regulation, these webinars would not be controlling. For more information, refer to EPA’s RTCR site (regulations, factsheets, guidance documents, etc.).
These recordings will be accessible until July 2016.
RTCR Requirements for Ground Water Systems (April 2014)
RTCR Requirements for Ground Water Systems
RTCR Requirements for Surface Water Systems
RTCR Requirements for State Primacy Agencies
RTCR Expanding Upon Assessments
Additional EPA Workshops – RTCR
American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE – June 2014 – Boston, MA
RTCR training and workshop materials developed for 3 classroom sessions.
- Session One: The Revisd Total Coliform Rule: Exploring the New Requirements
- Session Two: Workshop – How to Conduct your Assessments Under the Revised Total Coliform Rule Requirements
- Session Three: Workshop – Helping Magnificant Park Water System Navigate the New Revised Total Coliform Rule
National Rural Water Association (NRWA) – June 2014 – Mobile, AL