Webcast to Discuss Revisions to Lead and Copper Rule

Nov. 30, 2007
An upcoming webcast will allow water utilities and U.S. EPA experts to discuss revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule.

Experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and water utilities will analyze and discuss new revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule during a 1 p.m. Eastern webcast on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007.

USEPA announced revisions and clarifications to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in September 2007. In some states, the revisions may be in effect in as soon as six months. In all cases, the revised rule will be in effect within two years. The rule will affect consumer confidence reports, public education information and compliance determinations.

AWWA's webcast will cover the specific LCR changes; how states may regulate these changes; and necessary preparations required by utilities to meet the new requirements.

Speakers include Jeff Kempic, environmental engineer, OGWDW, EPA, Washington; Lih-In Rezania, P.E., public health engineer, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minn.; Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, director of planning, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston; and Eric Burneson, P.E., chief of the targeting and analysis Branch, EPA, Washington, who will serve as a guest speaker on the Q&A panel. AWWA's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Alan Roberson, will moderate the webcast.

For more information on the webcast visit: www.awwa.org and search “webcasts.”

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency