USEPA Announces New Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFAS Chemicals

In mid-June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under the PFAS Strategic Roadmap. The USEPA announced it is releasing PFAS health advisories in light of newly available science and in accordance with USEPA’s responsibility to protect public health. These advisories indicate the Read More

Proposed Rule to Restore Section 401 Authority Under Clean Water Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a proposed rule to update the regulatory requirements for water quality certification under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401. The USEPA says the proposed rule would strengthen the authority of States, territories, and Tribes to protect vital water resources while supporting an efficient, predictable, and common-sense certification process. Read More

5 PFAS Chemicals Added to List of Regional Screening and Removal Management Levels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently added five per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, for a total of six PFAS chemicals, to a list of risk-based values that help USEPA determine if response or remediation activities are needed. The addition of the five chemicals provides critical tools needed for USEPA programs to investigate contamination Read More

USEPA Announces Three Actions for PFAS Protection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced three actions to protect communities and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the nation’s waters. The actions advance the USEPA’s progress on the Plan to Combat PFAS Pollution by improving methods to detect PFAS in water, reducing PFAS discharges, and protecting fish and aquatic ecosystems from Read More

Input from Small Businesses, Towns, and Organizations to be Utilized to Develop Lead and Copper Rule Improvements Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will accept input from small businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel related to the development of the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). Through the LCRI, the USEPA aims to strengthen actions to protect communities from lead Read More

Proposed Ban on Ongoing Uses of Asbestos May Affect Water Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is taking action to protect people from asbestos exposure by releasing a proposed rule to prohibit ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the United States. This proposed rule is the first-ever risk management rule issued under the new process for evaluating and addressing Read More