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US EPA Public listening session for Consumer Confidence Report Rule Revision: April 26, 2022

US EPA Public listening session for Consumer Confidence Report Rule Revision: April 26, 2022

 EPA invites the public to participate in a listening session related to the revision of the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule revisions on April 26, 2022 (2:00 pm-5:00 pm, eastern time).

EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water will provide a brief introduction of the CCR background and goals of the revision, followed by an opportunity for attendees to offer input on considerations for the revisions.

Meeting registration link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/consumer-confidence-report-rule-revision-public-listening-session-tickets-322669462047

When registering, you will also have an opportunity to sign up to provide brief verbal comments during the meeting. Each registered speaker will have up to 5-minutes to address CCR-related topics or issues. For translations and accessibility accommodations, please contact OGWDWCCRrevisions@epa.gov.

More information is available on the project website: https://www.epa.gov/ccr/consumer-confidence-report-rule-revisions

Background:

The Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs), or annual water quality reports, are a critical piece of the “right-to-know” rules. The purpose of CCRs is to provide customers with information on drinking water quality and allow them to make health-based decisions on drinking water consumption.

The original CCR rule was finalized in 1998. The America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) amended the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and requires EPA to issue revised CCR regulations.  The revisions are intended to:

  • Increase the readability, clarity, and understandability of the information in the reports.
  • Increase the accuracy of information presented, and risk communication, in CCRs.
  • Require community water systems serving 10,000 or more people to provide consumers with reports twice per year.
  • Allow electronic delivery of CCRs.

AWIA also amended SDWA Section 1414(c)(4)(B) to require community water systems to include information on their corrosion control efforts and identify any corrective actions for action level exceedances in their CCRs.

CCR Rule Revision Team

Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Patti Kay Wisniewski (she/her)

Drinking Water Preparedness and Resiliency Coordinator

US EPA Region 3

Drinking Water Section (3WD21)

1650 Arch Street

Phila, PA  19103

We strongly encourage you to not mail documents, but rather send them to us electronically.  Filing space is very limited.  If you must mail documents, Please note: starting Monday, May 2nd, 2022, the mailing address for the Region 3 Office will be changed to:

Four Penn Center

1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2852

EPA Cell: 215-514-7893

Email: Wisniewski.patti-kay@epa.gov

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