First-Ever PFAS National Drinking Water Standard Issued

On April 10th, following the consideration of comments received on the proposed rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The final rule represents the most significant step to protect public health under the USEPA PFAS Strategic Roadmap. Read More

State Cybersecurity Plans Due in May 2024

As a follow up to the letter from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan to Governors in March, Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies, and Janet McCabe, USEPA Deputy Administrator, met with State and local officials from across the United States Read More

Report Lists Toxic Chemical Release Information for Region 8 States & Tribes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released its most recent Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, from 2022, including detailed information on the management of toxic chemicals from facilities in USEPA Region 8 States of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 28 Tribal Nations.    The 2022 TRI National Analysis summarizes environmental Read More

PFAS Test Order Issued to 3M Company and Wacker Chemical Corp.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USPEA) has issued the fourth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test order requiring testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under USEPA’s National PFAS Testing Strategy.  This action orders the 3M Company and Wacker Chemical Corporation to conduct and submit testing on the physical-chemical properties of 2-(N-Methylperfluoro-1-octanesulfonamido) ethanol (NMeFOSE), including testing Read More