USEPA Submits Proposals Related to UCMR 5 and Disposal of PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently submitted two proposals to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for interagency review to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The USEPA provided an Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR 5) proposal. The proposal includes nationwide drinking water monitoring for PFAS under the UCMR 5 utilizing new Read More

Future PFAS Legislation One Step Closer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is closer to implementing an important per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) requirement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA added 172 PFAS to the list of chemicals required to be reported to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and established a 100-pound reporting threshold for these substances. The Read More

USEPA FY2021 Budget Includes Lead Reduction and PFAS Funding

President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget provides $6.658 billion to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) mission of protecting human health and the environment. Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2021 USEPA Budget include: Reducing Lead Exposure: $45 million to support the Lead Exposure Reduction Initiative, a cross-media effort to reduce lead exposure, particularly in children. Read More

U.S. Senators Call on USEPA to Update PFAS Plan

U.S. Senators from Minnesota and Wisconsin are among a group of 30 of their peers to sign a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting an updated timeline for when the USEPA will implement commitments made to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina 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