The EPA workgroup reviewing revisions to the LCR met for two days this week. The workgroup has been convening all year and the process is scheduled to continue for the rest of the year. NRWA is represented on the panel by NRWA board member and Mass Rural Water board member John Sasur. This week the workgroup covered sample site selection issues. John advanced the issue of alternatives to in-home monitoring. The concept was thoroughly discussed and will be part of the negotiation package toward the end of the process. Discussed alternatives to in-home sampling included using water quality parameters for compliance with corrosion control treatment, using a water aggressivity standard for determining the need for copper testing, and the flexibility for systems without lead service lines.