EPA Floats LCRI As States Hesitate To Use Federal Funds To Inventory LSLs

September 5, 2023
EPA has sent its proposed lead and copper rule improvements (LCRI) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for interagency review, though some states are hesitant to use federal loans to inventory their lead service lines, an initial requirement for communities once the rule is finalized. EPA’s proposed LCRI, which aims to strengthen the Trump-era lead and copper rule revisions (LCRR), arrived at OMB for review on Aug. 31. The rule is widely expected to mandate full...

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