Rule Finalized to Require Enhanced PFAS Reporting to Toxics Release Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized a rule that improves reporting on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). USEPA eliminated an exemption that allowed facilities to avoid reporting information on PFAS when those chemicals were used in small concentrations. The so-called “forever chemicals” are used at low concentrations in Read More

Decline in Region 5 & 8 Toxics Release Inventory Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released its 2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows that environmental releases of TRI chemicals from facilities across the nation are declining. Releases in 2021 were 10% lower than 2012 releases, even with an 8% increase from 2020 to 2021. Nationwide, facilities managed more than 89% of 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