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