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Lead and Copper Rule Short-Term Revisions


The Revised Rules

US EPA’s last revision to the Lead and Copper Rule was in October 2007, and the changes are called the "Short-Term Revisions". Florida has adopted the Lead and Copper Rule, including these changes with a few clarifications in FAC 62-550.800. The Lead and Copper Rule (including Short-Term Revisions) and State clarifications can be accessed from our Rules page.

EPA has a Lead and Copper Rule website that contains links to information on any of the past and current revisions to the rule along with quick reference guides and other guidance documents. Guidance documents include public education fact sheets and guidance manuals.

EPA Lead and Copper Tap Sampling Procedures Guidance 02/29/2016

DEP strongly encourages community and non-transient non-community water systems to use this guidance. This guidance provides recommended procedures for carrying out the regulatory (mandatory) requirements for tap sampling, which are in the Lead and Copper Rule (specifically 40 C.F.R. 141.86(b)).

Important -- Large Water Systems Take Note

US EPA has devised a system of calculating compliance with optimal water quality parameters.  Large water systems, that is, those serving more than 50,000 people, should download the following draft EPA guidance document.

Last updated: June 15, 2016

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