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EPA to Hold April 14 Webinar on Lead in Drinking Water Act, Pre-Registration Required

March 31, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water formally announced on March 31 its plans to hold a public hearing/webinar on April 14 to obtain input on potential revisions to regulations for the Prohibition on Use of Lead Pipes, Solder and Flux. These revisions are required due to laws enacted by Congress in the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (RLDWA) of 2011. The law reduced the amount of lead allowed in certain plumbing components. The agency only issued a Frequently Asked Questions document in advance of the law going into effect in January 2014. EPA is now in the early stages of developing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to codify the requirements of the act. 

The webinar/public meeting will be held on April 14, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern time. If you wish to participate in the meeting or webinar, you must pre-register by April 7 at https://leadprohibitionreg.eventbrite.com. The seating for the public meeting and the number of connections available for the webinar are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  EPA’s formal meeting announcement is found here

For further information, contact Steve Robison srobison@afsinc.org or Stephanie Salmon, AFS Washington Office, ssalmon@afsinc.org