AWWA webcast to address revisions to lead, copper rule

Experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and water utilities will analyze and discuss new revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule during a 1 p.m. Eastern webcast on Wednesday, Dec. 5. USEPA announced revisions and clarifications to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in late September. In some states, the revisions may be in effect in as soon as six months. In all cases, the revised rule will be in effect within two years...

DENVER, CO, Nov. 29, 2007 -- Experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and water utilities will analyze and discuss new revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule during a 1 p.m. Eastern webcast on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

USEPA announced revisions and clarifications to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in late September. In some states, the revisions may be in effect in as soon as six months. In all cases, the revised rule will be in effect within two years. The rule will affect consumer confidence reports, public education information and compliance determinations. AWWA's webcast will cover the specific changes, how states may regulate these changes and necessary preparations required by utilities to meet the new requirements.

Speakers include Jeff Kempic, Environmental Engineer, OGWDW, USEPA, Washington, D.C.; Lih-In Rezania, P.E., Public Health Engineer, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN ; Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Director of Planning, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, MA; and Eric Burneson, P.E., Chief of the Targeting and Analysis Branch, USEPA, Washington, D.C., who will serve as a guest speaker on the Q&A panel. AWWA's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Alan Roberson, will moderate the webcast.

For more information on the webcast visit: http://www.awwa.org/education/webcasts

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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