Chemical Supply Shortages Likely After Plant Damaged by Fire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Water Works Association, and National Rural Water Association have issued warnings to water and wastewater utilities of potential imminent chemical supply chain problem after a fire at a plant that produces two common treatment chemicals. The January 11th fire at Carus Chemical Company damaged or destroyed multiple structures at Read More

WOTUS Definitions Finalized, Lawsuit to Block Implementation Filed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army announced a final rule that establishes a definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). USEPA and the U.S. Department of the Army say the final WOTUS Rule (Rule) restores essential water protections that were in place prior to 2015 under the Read More

New PFAS Analytic Tools Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released a new interactive webpage, called the “PFAS Analytic Tools,” which provides information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across the country. The information will help the public, researchers, and other stakeholders better understand potential PFAS sources in their communities. The PFAS Analytic Tools bring together multiple sources Read More

Guidance Issued to States to Reduce PFAS Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently released a memorandum to States that provides direction on how to use the nation’s clean water permitting program to protect against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The guidance outlines how States can monitor for PFAS discharges and take steps to reduce them where they are detected, which is Read More

Final List of Drinking Water Contaminants Announced for Potential Regulatory Consideration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the Final Fifth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 5), which will serve as the basis for USEPA’s regulatory considerations over the next five-year cycle under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This update includes a substantial expansion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In addition to a Read More