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

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

USEPA Announces Three Actions for PFAS Protection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced three actions to protect communities and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the nation’s waters. The actions advance the USEPA’s progress on the Plan to Combat PFAS Pollution by improving methods to detect PFAS in water, reducing PFAS discharges, and protecting fish and aquatic ecosystems from Read More

Nationwide Monitoring to Gauge Extent of PFAS in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently finalized the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR5) to establish nationwide monitoring for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium in drinking water. This action marks a significant milestone in the PFAS Strategic Roadmap developed by the USEPA. The USEPA uses the UCMR to monitor for priority Read More

Regulatory Recap and Looking Ahead

The year 2021 was a busy time for water and wastewater regulations. While many small actions were taken, the two main topics were the Lead and Copper (LCR) Rule and perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS). These regulatory topics were complex and multifaceted. Lead and Copper Rule On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Read More

Comment Period Extended & Listening Session Scheduled for Draft PFAS Monitoring Plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has extended the public input period for the draft PFAS monitoring plan until Friday, January 21, 2022. The updated deadline will allow interested parties to review the MPCA PFAS sampling guidance and the revised PFAS analytical guidance. MPCA has an online PFAS monitoring plan comment form to gather input. Read More