Comprehensive National Strategy Announced to Confront PFAS Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced a Strategic Roadmap to confront per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination nationwide. The Roadmap is centered on three guiding strategies: Increase investments in research. Leverage authorities to take action to restrict PFAS chemicals from being released into the environment. Accelerate the cleanup of PFAS contamination. The Strategic Read More

Validated Test for PFAS in Wastewater, Surface Water, Groundwater & Soil Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), published a draft of the first USEPA-validated laboratory analytical method to test for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in eight different environmental media, including wastewater, surface water, groundwater, and soils. A partnership between USEPA and the DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research Read More

USEPA Announces New Wastewater Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15 (Preliminary Plan 15), which identifies opportunities to better protect public health and the environment through the regulation of wastewater pollution. Preliminary Plan 15 includes three new rulemakings to reduce contaminants including PFAS and nutrients from key industries. The USEPA will initiate the three new rulemakings after concluding several Read More

PFAS Funding Call to Action

AE2S echoes a recent American Water Works Association (AWWA) call to action for utility leadership to reach out to U.S. congressional delegates in support of the inclusion of funding for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) treatment for drinking water systems and funding for PFAS management for wastewater and stormwater systems. The American Jobs Plan includes Read More

USEPA Toxics Release Inventory to be Updated

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced it will be updating the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The comprehensive plan includes expanding the scope of TRI reporting requirements to include additional chemicals and facilities, including facilities that are not currently reporting on ethylene oxide (EtO) releases, and providing new tools to make TRI data more accessible to the Read More

USEPA Releases Updated PFBS Toxicity Assessment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is releasing an updated toxicity assessment for perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), a member of a larger group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). A toxicity assessment is a written summary of the potential health effects associated with a chemical and identifies the dose levels at which those health effects may occur in Read More