USEPA Extends Deadline for LCR Public Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced it will accept public comments on the proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) until February 12, 2020 via the Federal Register. The proposed rule aims to significantly improve the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. The announcement Read More

USEPA Issues PFAS Interim Recommendations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) under federal cleanup programs, a priority action under the USEPA’s action plan for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “The interim recommendations will provide clear and consistent guidance for federal cleanup programs and will help Read More

New PFAS Testing Method Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced a new method for testing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The new validated test method complements other actions the USEPA is taking under the PFAS Action Plan to help communities address PFAS nationwide. PFAS are a large group of man-made chemicals used in consumer products Read More

USEPA Proposes Regulatory Determination for PFOS & PFOA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has proposed regulatory determination for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water to the Office of Management and Budget for interagency review. It is part of USEPA’s efforts under the PFAS Action Plan to help communities address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) nationwide. The USEPA says the proposal Read More

Draft MS4 General Permit Public Comments Open Until Jan. 11

The Draft Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems General Permit is available for public comment until January 11, 2020 on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) public notices webpage. The MS4 General Permit will provide coverage for approximately 249 entities, including cities, townships, counties, watershed districts, colleges and universities, correctional facilities, the department of transportation, and a Read More

USEPA Continues Progress Under PFAS Action Plan

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) extensive efforts to help communities address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the PFAS Action Plan, the USEPA released the Systematic Review Protocol for five PFAS toxicity assessments for a 45-day public comment period. The assessments are being developed under the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Read More