Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule are under development by EPA. Issues to be addressed in these revisions include:
Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)
The RTCR will be incorporated into the Waterworks Regulations through a separate “exempt” regulatory action, pursuant to § 2.2-4002 or § 2.2-4006 of the Virginia Administrative Process Act (APA). An “Exempt Action Final Regulation Agency Background Document” will be posted on Town Hall with the final Waterworks Regulations, which incorporate the RTCR. ODW plans to have this completed by the end of the 2015. (Note that the EPA must review and approve these proposed revisions incorporating the RTCR.)
The adoption of comprehensive amendments to the Waterworks Regulations will proceed after the RTCR regulations are adopted. This procedure will follow the "standard" regulatory action pursuant to § 2.2-4007 to § 2.2-4017 of the APA. It consists of 3 basic steps:
For more information on regulations and the adoption process, visit the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at: http://townhall.virginia.gov/.