The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been asked about changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule. While TCEQ is preparing for any possible changes, at this time the EPA is still engaging the community about its revisions and has not finalized them yet, so we are unable to share what these changes may mean for the agency or for the general public.
If you are interested in giving feedback on the final revisions, the EPA is holding virtual public listening sessions on the LCCR so that communities and stakeholders may provide their perspectives on protections from lead in drinking water.
EPA is seeking input on these rule revisions including from individuals and communities most at-risk of exposure. The impact of lead exposure, including through drinking water, is a public health issue of paramount importance and its adverse effects on children and public health are serious and well known.
Sign up to participate and help EPA ensure that the rule is grounded in the lived experiences of Americans and the perspectives of your communities.
The sessions are being offered on April 28and May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., eastern daylight time. Those interested in speaking can sign up for a 3-minute time slot by submitting a registration form.
For more on these events visit EPA’s LCRR Engagement webpage. Or email LCRR@epa.gov if you have any questions.