New PFAS Analytic Tools Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released a new interactive webpage, called the “PFAS Analytic Tools,” which provides information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across the country. The information will help the public, researchers, and other stakeholders better understand potential PFAS sources in their communities. The PFAS Analytic Tools bring together multiple sources Read More

Guidance Issued to States to Reduce PFAS Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently released a memorandum to States that provides direction on how to use the nation’s clean water permitting program to protect against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The guidance outlines how States can monitor for PFAS discharges and take steps to reduce them where they are detected, which is Read More

Final List of Drinking Water Contaminants Announced for Potential Regulatory Consideration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the Final Fifth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 5), which will serve as the basis for USEPA’s regulatory considerations over the next five-year cycle under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This update includes a substantial expansion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In addition to a Read More

USEPA Proposes Rule to Enhance Reporting of PFAS Data to the Toxics Release Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposed a rule that would improve reporting on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) by eliminating an exemption that allows facilities to avoid reporting information on PFAS when those chemicals are used in small, or “de minimis,” concentrations. Since PFAS are used at low Read More

USEPA Local Government Advisory Committee Adopts PFAS Recommendations to Support Communities Nationwide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) adopted recommendations on how USEPA can support local governments to tackle per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination, advance environmental justice, and provide the resources needed to effectively implement President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In its first in-person advisory committee since the start of the Read More

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