Federal Proposed Lead and Copper Rule
EPA has been working on proposed revisions to the 25 year old Lead and Copper Rule, and expects to propose a rule in 2017. EPA released a White Paper on the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions to inform stakeholders of the options that it is considering as part of the rule-making process.
The paper provides examples of regulatory options that EPA is evaluating and highlights key challenges, opportunities, and analytical issues presented by those options. EPA hopes this will help facilitate ongoing stakeholder and the public input as they work to develop a proposed rule.

Topics addressed in the white paper include:

  • Consideration of lead service line replacement
  • Improving optimal corrosion control treatment requirements
  • Consideration of a health-based benchmark for household-level interventions
  • The potential role of point-of-use filters
  • Clarifications or strengthening of tap sampling requirements
  • Increased transparency
  • Enhanced public education requirements
Additional information under consideration includes copper requirements and addressing broader lead issues.

Click here to access the White Paper.