Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

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Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

The EPA recently published the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) that include significant changes to the current Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The goal of the LCRR is to better protect communities from lead exposure in drinking water. EPA has also announced its intention to further strengthen regulatory requirements through the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI), which they plan to finalize in late 2024. The department began a stakeholder process for the LCRR in July 2022, with the potential to adjust as EPA releases information on the LCRI. 

How to get involved

Engagement overview

Stakeholder engagement will occur from Summer 2022 to Spring 2023. Sign up for email notifications to be contacted about engagement opportunities. 

The division held the third stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, to present. The division is hosting informal stakeholder meetings through March 2023 to discuss the draft LCRR rule progress, new guidance, resources, and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to pose their questions and concerns.


For more information, please contact:

Bryan Pilson  | Technical, Regulatory Implementation, and Coordination Unit Manager  |  Bryan.Pilson@state.co.us

Haley Orahood  |  Regulatory Development and Implementation Specialist  |  Haley.Orahood@state.co.us