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U.S. EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Notice of Intent to Revise the High-Efficiency Lavatory Specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for the recently released Notice of Intent (NOI) to Revise the High-Efficiency Lavatory Faucet Specification until May 24, 2024. Within the NOI, EPA is reevaluating the scope and water efficiency criteria of its specification. EPA encourages interested parties to provide comments or suggestions on the NOI to watersense-products@erg.com by that deadline.

EPA held a webinar on March 28, 2024, to discuss the NOI. If you would like to review the NOI, public meeting slides, and webinar recording, they are available to the public on the WaterSense website.

For any questions regarding the WaterSense program in general, please contact the WaterSense Helpline at (866) WTR-SENS (987-7367) or e-mail watersense@epa.gov.


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Last modified: April 22, 2024