Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)

Rule Summary

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.

States Only RTCR Section

An RTCR page for states is available; allowing states to share plans and materials as they prepare to implement RTCR. Use the link below to access state forms, policies, procedures, and other documentation.

RTCR for States [Login Required]

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.

National Rural Water Association (NRWA) – June 2014 – Mobile, AL