OMB Clears SDWA Lead Rule Amid Debate Over LSL Replacement Mandates

November 20, 2023
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of EPA’s proposed lead and copper rule improvements (LCRI), clearing the way for the release of the high-profile measure that environmentalists hope will mandate full-lead service line (LSL) replacements but which utilities fear will be complicated and costly. The LCRI cleared OMB review Nov. 17, according to the office’s website. The measure is intended to strengthen a Trump-era rule that environmentalists and the Biden administration charge does...

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