The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency described a six-pronged public engagement program “to obtain further input on EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).” The engagement program is described on EPA’s website and includes the following: Public Listening Sessions on April 28 and May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., EDT. Individuals interested in providing comment, should contact EPA to have a three-minute time slot assigned by submitting a registration form . New public docket for public comment will be opened as soon as a notice can be published in the Federal Register. The docket will be at http://www.regulations.gov and will be open until June 30. The new Docket ID No. is EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0255. Virtual roundtables for communities that are disproportionately impacted by the challenges of lead in drinking water. EPA requests that communities that would like to be considered for a roundtable submit their nomination letter to EPA via email to LCRR@epa.gov no later than April 23. EPA’s notice details elements of nomination letter. Stakeholder roundtables with representatives of national organizations representing environmental, industry, consumer, and intergovernmental perspectives. Nomination letters are to be submitted to EPA via email to LCRR@epa.gov no later than April 23. Meetings will begin in June. National co-regulator meeting will be held in July 2021. In contrast to the above, EPA does not indicate that this meeting will be open to public observers. Information about this stakeholder process is occurring the same day that President Biden gave a major infrastructure speech on infrastructure funding including a proposal to authorize $45 billion dollars for lead service line replacement. As part of the rollout of today’s infrastructure investment proposal, President Biden tweeted, “ Every single American has a right to clean drinking water. It’s just plain wrong that in the United States of America today, millions of children still receive their water through lead service pipes. It’s long past time we fix that. ” AWWA is receiving multiple media queries regarding these developments. Individual water systems should anticipate local inquiries as well as an elevated level of public discussion of lead in drinking water and full lead service line replacement. Questions can be directed to Steve Via , director of federal relations.