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EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Lead in Drinking Water

February 17, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water staff recently announced it plans to hold a public hearing/webinar in April in Washington, D.C., on the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. Congress enacted the act in 2011 to amend Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and required that the wetted surface of lead pipes, fixtures, and plumbing fittings and fixtures sold for or installed in potable water applications not contain more than 0.25% lead by weight. The act went into effect on January 4, 2014.

The agency only issued a Guidance Document in advance of the implementation date of the new law. EPA is now in the early stages of developing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to codify the requirements of the Act. Metalcasters interested in participating in the hearing/webinar, should contact Stephanie Salmon, AFS Washington Office, ssalmon@afsinc.org. A formal announcement on the meeting has not yet been released.