The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the date and times for the next three Community Roundtables on the Revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) as follows:
- Memphis, Tennessee on July 7, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm (EDT)
- Chicago, Illinois on July 8, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (EDT)
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 14, 2021 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm (EDT)
Link to view the Roundtables Live
(Recordings of the previous LCRR Community Roundtables are posted at this location)
Background. On March 31, 2021, EPA announced that it will hold “listening sessions” and “roundtables” to “obtain further input on EPA’s revision to the Lead and Copper Rule…particularly from individuals and communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water.” EPA held two “listening” sessions, one on April 28, 2021 and one on May 5, 2021.
To date, the EPA has held the following LCRR Community Roundtables:
Pittsburgh, PA (June 3rd)
Newark, NJ (June 4th)
Malden, MA (June 14th)
Newburgh, NY (June 23rd)
Washington, DC (June 25th)
Flint and Detroit, MI (June 28th)
Separate from the community roundtables, EPA plans to host national stakeholder roundtables with drinking water utilities, intergovernmental associations, environmental organizations, environmental justice organizations, public health organizations, and consumer associations. EPA will also hold a national co-regulator meeting to discuss the feedback received from communities and stakeholders. Specific schedules have not yet been announced.