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Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions and Clarifications: Draft Regulatory Guidance

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The Final Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Short-Term Revisions and Clarifications was promulgated on October 10, 2007.  The revisions to the LCR will enhance the implementation of the LCR in the areas of monitoring, treatment, customer awareness, lead service line replacement; and improve compliance with the public education requirements of the LCR and ensure drinking water consumers receive meaningful, timely, and useful information needed to help them limit their exposure to lead in drinking water.

The draft Quick Reference Guide and draft State Implementation Guidance below were developed to assist States with implementation of the LCR Short-Term revisions.

The short-term revisions contain significant changes to the Public Education (PE) requirements.  The following draft documents were developed to assist water systems with implementation of the new PE requirements.

You may submit comments on any of the above documents by Wednesday, January 31, 2008 to Francine St. Denis via:

  • Email at (St-Denis.Francine@epa.gov),
  • by fax 202-564-3755 or,
  • mail to Attn: Francine St. Denis, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20460  

A 508 compliant version of Appendix B (redline/strikeout comparison of old and new rule language) of the Draft Lead and Copper Rule 2007 Short Term Revisions and Clarifications State Implementation Guidance is available by request for the visually impaired. 


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