EPA Plans to Release LSL Inventory Guidance

The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) published final in December 2021 requires that by October 16, 2024 public water systems are to prepare an inventory of service line materials that includes both the publicly owned and privately owned portion of the service line. As indicated in the December 2021 Federal Register publication of the final LCRR, EPA’s intent was to prepare and release Guidance on preparation of the inventory.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to release the Guidance on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

EPA describes the Guidance as including the following:
• Best practices for inventory development and communicating information to the public.
• Template for water systems, states, and Tribes to use or adapt to create their own inventory.
• Case studies on developing, reviewing, and communicating about inventories.
• Highlighting the importance of prioritizing inventory development in disadvantaged communities and where children live and play.

EPA plans to hold a webinar on the service line inventory Guidance as well as service line replacement eligibilities for funding under Drinking Water State Revolving Funds and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The webinar is currently planned for August 10th (details about the webinar should be available tomorrow as well).