Rule Promulgation

As part of a larger statewide effort to reduce lead exposure, DEQ is drafting proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule provisions of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.  These proposed changes are designed to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water. 

Proposed Rule Changes
Summary of proposed rule changes as of November 2017.  The recommendations in the draft are not final and subject to change following additional stakeholder and public input.

Public Information Session
The DEQ is hosting a public information session to provide an update to the public on proposed rule revisions and answer questions regarding the proposed changes.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lansing Center, Ballrooms 5-8, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933

5:00-6:00 p.m.     Opportunity for public one-on-one Q&A and resource table displays
6:00-6:45 p.m.     Formal presentation on proposed LCR reforms
6:45 - 8:00 p.m.   Public Q&A

What’s Next

  • DEQ anticipates submitting a draft rules package to the Office of Regulatory Reinvention in December 2017.

  • DEQ anticipates a 30-day comment period in January/February 2018 and a formal public hearing late January 2018. 

Additional Information

Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act 399

Michigan Safe Drinking Water Rules

Rulemaking Process