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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AG15 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions; Proposed Delay in the Effective and Compliance Dates 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) on January 15, 2021. The final rule takes a proactive and holistic approach to improving the current rule - from testing to treatment to telling the public about the levels and risks of lead in drinking water. This approach focuses on the following six key areas: 1) identifying areas most impacted; 2) strengthening treatment requirements; 3) replacing lead service lines; 4) increasing sampling; 5) improving risk communication; and 6) protecting children in schools. On March 12, 2021, EPA issued a proposed rule delaying the LCRR's effective and compliance dates to enable the Agency to consult with stakeholders and review the LCRR in accordance with Executive Order 13990. This review of the LCRR will be consistent with the policy aims set forth in Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141    40 CFR 142   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. Safe Drinking Water Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/12/2021  86 FR 14063   
Final Rule  06/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeffrey Kempic
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4607M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4880

Erik Helm
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4607M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1049