Environment & Energy Report

New EPA Lead in Water Rule Delayed for Seventh Time (1)

May 9, 2018, 6:26 PMUpdated: May 9, 2018, 7:16 PM

New standards for keeping lead out of drinking water will slide another six months as the EPA delays its self-imposed deadline for action yet again.

The agency now expects to float the new standards in February of 2019, not August of this year as it had said as recently as late 2017.

This delay represents the seventh time the deadline for the EPA standards (RIN:2040-AF15) has been delayed since early 2011. The latest postponement was announced through the agency’s biannual regulatory agenda.

Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Enesta Jones said the latest delay happened because the...

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