The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public input during a listening session on Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) Tuesday, April 26, from 2-5 p.m. ET. EPA hopes to receive input on its revision to the CCR rule from water systems, environmental groups, public interest groups, risk communication experts, the states and other interested parties. EPA is also looking for feedback from individuals and communities that have either historically been, or currently are, underserved by public health planning, policies and practices and communities that are susceptible to environmental injustices. Registration is required. Anyone wishing to speak for up to 5 minutes will have an option to request that during the registration process. Please note there will be a limit to the number of speakers during the session. EPA anticipates the session will cover the following topics: Tools that address challenges to developing CCRs. CCR delivery methods, including electronic delivery options. Considerations and concerns related to underserved communities and environmental justice. Opinions on biannual delivery, including timing and content of reports. CCR accessibility challenges and solutions. Improving readability, clarity, understandability, accuracy, and risk communication of the information presented in CCRs. Additional background: Section 2008 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 requires EPA to update the CCR rule to improve the readability, clarity, understandability and accuracy. It also addresses other changes, such as codifying electronic delivery options into the regulation, requiring twice annual delivery of the report for larger systems, and including information about corrosion control. EPA has been working towards updating the rule to address these requirements and has also signaled it is looking at other issues such as accessibility of reports to persons with disabilities (such as those who are blind and use screen readers) and requirements or recommendations for translation into other languages in areas with large groups of non-English speakers. More information about the anticipated rule can be accessed on EPA’s CCR rule website , the National Drinking Water Advisory Council Report to EPA on its recommendations, and AWWA’s October 2021 comments to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council . Utilities are encouraged to attend the listening session (which will likely include an overview by EPA of current progress, plus feedback from many stakeholders) and are also encouraged to register to speak to present any relevant information about their experiences with CCRs. Specific information about challenges with twice-annual delivery of the CCR as well as any current obstacles with mandatory language and requirements for electronic delivery would be of especially high value to present, although we encourage all relevant feedback. EPA is not required to use any of NDWAC’s recommendations, although the recommendations often help identify topics where EPA is considering revisions in rules. While EPA works on the rule, which is expected to be proposed in spring 2023 and finalized in spring 2024, the current CCR rule remains in effect. Questions can be directed to Adam Carpenter , AWWA’s energy and environmental policy manager.