In the November 16, 2021 Federal Register (Fed Reg_NDWAC CCR Revisions Mtg_2021-11-16) EPA announced that the full National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) will hold virtual meetings on December 1, 2021, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (ET) and on December 2, 2021, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (ET) to “primarily” focus on discussing NDWAC recommendations for Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule revisions that will be submitted to EPA.
According to the Federal Register notice, information on registration for the two-day meeting will be posted at the following location:
The America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) was signed into law in 2018. One section of the AWIA was titled “Improved Consumer Confidence Reports.” According to this section, within two years of the AWIA being signed into law (i.e., by October 2020), EPA was to adopt regulations for Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) that do the following:
- Improve the “readability, clarity, and understandability” of CCRs,
- Improve the “accuracy of information presented, and risk communication” in CCRs,
- Provide information on corrosion control and lead Action Level exceedances, and
- Require public water systems serving over 10,000 people to deliver CCRs two times each year.
EPA formed a CCR Rule Revision Working Group under the NDWAC. The Working Group met several times during 2021 to develop CCR Rule Revision recommendations for the full NDWAC consideration.