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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF15 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper: Regulatory Revisions 
Abstract: Beginning in 2004, EPA conducted a wide-ranging review of implementation of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) to determine if there is a national problem related to elevated lead levels. EPA's comprehensive review consisted of several elements, including a series of workshops designed to solicit issues, comments, and suggestions from stakeholders on particular issues; a review of monitoring data to evaluate the effectiveness of the LCR; and a review of the LCR implementation by States and water utilities. As a result of this multi-part review, EPA identified seven targeted rule changes and EPA promulgated a set of short-term regulatory revisions and clarifications on October 10, 2007, to strengthen implementation of the existing Lead and Copper Rule. In developing the short-term revisions, EPA identified several regulatory changes to be considered as part of identifying more comprehensive changes to the rule. These considerations are longer-term in nature as they require additional data collection, research, analysis, and stakeholder involvement to support decisions. This action addresses the remaining regulatory revisions to be completed in the 2013/2014 time frame. Changes will be made to make the rule more cost effective and more protective of public health. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141    40 CFR 142   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 300f et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2015 
Final Rule  03/00/2017 
Additional Information: This action includes retrospective review under EO 13563; see: http://www.epa.gov/regdarrt/retrospective/history.html.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/lcr/index.cfm  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Russ Perkinson
Environmental Protection Agency
Water
Mail Code 4607M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4901
Fax:202 564-3760
Email: perkinson.russ@epa.gov