Tag: PFAS

EPA Issues New PFAS Drinking Water Health Advisories

On June 15, 2022, the EPA released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Joseph Biden Jr.’s action plan to deliver clean water and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. Drinking water health advisories indicate a level of a contaminant below which adverse health […]

First PFAS Test Order Issued By EPA

On June 6, 2022, the EPA issued the first Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test orders to the Chemours Company, DuPont De Nemours Inc., National Foam Inc., and Johnson Controls Inc. The orders require the companies to conduct and submit testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In October 2021, the Agency announced its PFAS […]

EPA Announces Three-Pronged Attack on PFAS in Water

On April 28, the EPA announced three actions to increase public protection against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in our nation’s waters. The actions “advance progress under the Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Plan to Combat PFAS Pollution by improving methods to detect PFAS in water, reducing PFAS discharges into our nation’s waters, and protecting fish and aquatic […]

More PFAS Added to EPA Toxic Release Inventory

Four more per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were added to the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list on January 24, 2022, as part of the Agency’s “comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to confront the human health and environmental risks of PFAS,” according to an EPA news release. Regulatory framework The process for adding additional PFAS to TRI […]

Can PFAS be Eliminated? EPA’s Efforts to Date

The EPA on October 18 revealed its PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021-2024 as part of a multiagency frontal assault to address pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are popular for their fire-resistant abilities and the properties that allow them to repel water, oil, stains, and grease. PFAS are also known […]

EPA Releases Preliminary 2020 Toxics Release Inventory Data

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published preliminary 2020 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about chemical releases, chemical waste management, and pollution prevention activities. The data covers activities that occurred at nearly 21,000 federal and industrial facilities across the U.S., and includes the first-ever reporting on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) added to the TRI […]

EPA Considers Placing Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water

On July 12, 2021, the EPA announced per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are among a new group of contaminants being considered for monitoring under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The PFAS were part of the EPA’s “Draft Contaminant Candidate List 5 (CCL 5), which provides the latest list of drinking water contaminants that are known […]

Prop 65 and PFAS

Prop 65 Is Coming for PFAS—California Companies, Take Note

Companies doing business in California that utilize per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their products or operations are advised to closely follow developments related to recent steps by the California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to further regulate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and other PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water […]

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Water, Water Everywhere—But Is It Safe to Drink?

On a planet that is 71% water, concerns about the safety of our water supply and the measures necessary to preserve and protect our water resources should still be top of mind.