What’s Happening in the World of Lead & Copper
A lot has been happening with lead and copper in the past several months. Maine has passed legislation on lead in schools and the rule related to that legislation is currently going through the rule adoption process. EPA has proposed substantive changes to the current Lead and Copper Rule. These changes were out for review and comment in November 2019. These proposed changes to the rule will significantly impact water systems. The presentations in this program will go over the “Lead in Schools” legislation and how it may impact water systems. The presentations will also review the current Lead/Copper Rule requirements and then explain what the new proposed requirements will be to the rule. Drinking Water staff will benefit from these overviews- giving them guidance as to what changes will be coming and how those changes may impact their work.
- Chapter 1 - June 24, 8:00 am - Free
- Chapter 2 - June 29, 8:00 am - Free
- Chapter 3 - July 1, 8:00 am - Free
Chapter 1 - Lead in Schools
- Recent legislation passed that mandates that all Maine schools shall sample for lead in water fixtures used for drinking or culinary purposes
- Progress on rule implementation
- Components/requirements of the legislation
- An overview of how the school sampling will roll out
- 15-minute Q & A
Chapter 2 - Lead/Copper Rule-Current
- Overview of rule
- Current requirements- A-Z
- 15-minute Q & A
Chapter 3 - Proposed Lead/Copper Rule
- Review of each component and how it compares/varies from current requirements
- 15-minute Q & A
Zoom check-in: 8:00 am.
Zoom chapter start: 8:15 am.
Maximum number of participants for each chapter is 15.
Location: This will be a live virtual Zoom class.
Fee: No charge. This class is supported through MRWA's USEPA grant.
Note: Zoom connection information will be sent to each registrant 3 days prior to each session. Connection options:
- Call dial-in number provided in Zoom email invitation
- Connect with your computer by clicking on link in Zoom email invitation
- If your computer does not have a microphone, you’ll need to both call in to listen and be heard and connect with your computer to view the PowerPoint presentation.
- If possible, a copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be attached to the Zoom email invitation.
State Agency Approval
Maine DEP & BLWSO: 1.0 TCHs for Water and Wastewater Operators (pending DEP and BLWSO approval) will be offered for participants for each chapter attended. Total possible training contact hours is 3.0 if all chapter sessions are attended.
Maia Ferris, Rule Specialist, Maine Drinking Water Program
Maia has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and has worked as a Rules Specialist with the Drinking Water Program for 2 ½ years. She has also worked as an engineer in the biomedical industry for several years.
Christina Trufant, Rule Specialist, Maine Drinking Water Program
Christina has been working with the Drinking Water Program for 2.5 years as a Rule Specialist. She has a bachelors of science in Environmental Science from The University of Southern Maine. Her previous work experience includes a variety of environmental science work such as 7 years working for the Department of Marine Resources working on commercial fisheries landing statistics and sampling and identifying phytoplankton species across the coast of Maine. Other work experience includes surveying road stream barriers for fish passage with U.S. Fish and Wildlife - Gulf of Maine Coastal Program and Casco Bay Estuary Partnership and GIS mapping of salmon habitat as a contractor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
MRWA is a fully approved ME Department of Environmental Protection and Maine BLWSO training provider.