USEPA Announces PFAS Action Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced its Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan in response to extensive public interest and input the Agency has received over the past year. PFAS are manmade chemicals used in a wide range of products because of their ability to repel water, grease, and oil. The Action Read More

Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed New WOTUS Definition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are moving forward with the next steps in proposing a new definition of the “Waters of the United States” rule, also known as WOTUS. The USEPA and the Army will hold a public hearing on the proposed new WOTUS in Kansas City, Kansason Read More

MN to Update Contaminants of Emerging Concern Process

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Health Risk Assessment Unit is updating its processes for selecting contaminants to develop health-based guidance values in the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Initiative. The process change is designed to increase stakeholder engagement and overall transparency in the nomination and selection process. The work of this initiative helps MDH Read More