In July of 2021, EPA intends to host a virtual roundtable specifically for tribes and tribal communities during which participants can discuss topics relating to the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) and provide their unique perspectives to EPA. This roundtable will bring together representatives from tribes and tribal communities that may be disproportionately impacted by the challenges of lead in drinking water. EPA encourages participants who represent tribes and tribal communities including, but not limited to, tribal governments, public water utilities serving Indian country, tribal consortia, and tribally authorized organizations, to consider submitting a nomination letter. EPA requests that interested parties submit their nomination letter to EPA via email to LCRR@epa.gov by no later than June 16, 2021. Nomination letters should include the following information:
- Name and location of the tribe or tribal entity,
- Primary point of contact and contact information,
- Names of one or two speakers to represent your organization during the facilitated discussion, and
- A description of how your tribe and/or tribal community has been underserved or experienced disproportionate impacts from drinking water lead exposure.
EPA intends to make this roundtable available for viewing to those who are not participating but are interested in listening. EPA will post additional event details on this website as they become available.
Please submit any questions regarding this Tribal Roundtable to LCRR@epa.gov. For more information please refer to the following resources:
- More information about EPA’s other Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Virtual Engagements (https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/lead-and-copper-rule-revisions-virtual-engagements)
- More information about EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule)