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

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

USEPA Announces Strategy to Protect Water Quality by Accelerating Nutrient Pollution Reductions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released a new policy memorandum on Accelerating Nutrient Pollution Reductions in the Nation’s Waters. The memo reaffirms the USEPA’s commitment to working with Federal agencies, State co-regulators, Tribes, water stakeholders, and the agricultural community to advance progress in reducing excess nutrients in our nation’s waters. “Nutrient pollution is one of Read More

Customized Updates on Local Regulatory Enforcement & Compliance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a new web tool, called “ECHO Notify,” that empowers members of the public to stay informed about important environmental enforcement and compliance activities in their communities. Through ECHO Notify, users can sign up to receive weekly emails when new information is available within the selected geographic area, such Read More