Invitation for Public to Attend Information Session Regarding Proposed State Lead and Copper Rule Reforms

Agency: Environmental Quality

Nov. 22, 2017

Tiffany Brown, MDEQ Public Information Officer,, 517-284-6716

Who:    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)

What:   is hosting a public information session regarding proposed changes to the state Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).  The Michigan LCR Stakeholder Workgroup is assisting MDEQ with recommendations to address modifications to the Administrative Rules promulgated pursuant to Michigan's Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended.  The LCR Stakeholder Workgroup has provided recommended changes to rules relating to lead and copper in public water supplies in Michigan.

The media will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from MDEQ officials regarding the proposed changes to the state LCR and public Q&A. 

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

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

Reporters should check in at the media registration table.

Where: Lansing Center, Ballrooms 5-8
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Why:    The purpose of the public information session is to provide information to and answer questions from the public regarding proposed changes to the state LCR.  After all questions received on Nov. 29 are evaluated, final proposed rules will be made available at least 30 days in advance of the formal public hearing in January, which is tentatively scheduled for the last week of that month.

Please note:  The presentation will be subsequently posted on the MDEQ website.