USEPA Proposes Chemical Review Process Reforms

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has proposed amendments to the regulations that govern its review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Under TSCA, the USEPA reviews the potential risks of new chemicals before they enter U.S. commerce and, when necessary, establishing safeguards to protect human health and the environment. The Read More

Public Input and Data Requested for PFAS Strategic Roadmap

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) asking the public for input regarding potential future hazardous substance designations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the “Superfund” Program. The request for input and information follows Read More

Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Regulations Announced

A proposal for the first-ever national drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the United States was announced in mid-March. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposes to establish legally enforceable levels for six PFAS known to be found in drinking water. PFAS are a category of manufactured chemicals that can cause Read More

Cybersecurity Assessments Included in Public Water Sanitary Surveys

Cybersecurity risks to public water systems are raising alarm across the country as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released new guidance stressing the need for States to assess risks to protect public drinking water. The USEPA says survey results and reports of recent cyberattacks show that many have not adopted basic cybersecurity best practices Read More

USEPA Announces Opportunities for Public Input on Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will host two virtual public meetings to discuss and solicit input on environmental justice considerations related to the development of the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). These sessions will provide opportunities for USEPA to share information about the upcoming LCRI rulemaking and for individuals to offer input Read More

Proposed Ban on Ongoing Uses of Asbestos May Affect Water Industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is taking action to protect people from asbestos exposure by releasing a proposed rule to prohibit ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the United States. This proposed rule is the first-ever risk management rule issued under the new process for evaluating and addressing Read More