2 Jun 2020
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today officially published its adoption of stringent, health-based drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS.
28 May 2020
Denmark's Minister for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries confirmed that the country's upcoming ban on PFAS in food contact materials will proceed as scheduled, starting on July 1, 2020.
27 May 2020
The Vermont state Senate passed bill S. 295, restricting the manufacture, sale, and distribution of firefighting foam, food packaging, rugs, and carpets containing PFAS.
Five European member states are launching a “call for evidence” for a comprehensive PFAS restriction
11 May 2020
All stakeholders are invited to fill out the questionnaire before July 31, 2020
29 Apr 2020
A group of more than 80 members of Congress is pushing for the inclusion of provisions to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals in future stimulus legislation dealing with infrastructure.
21 Apr 2020
The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency.
[Legal Analysis] Emerging Thoughts: A Principled Framework for Regulating GenX as an Emerging Contaminant as an Emerging Contaminant
8 Apr 2020
An analysis written by Miranda Goot looks at regulating GenX as an emerging contaminant by commenting on three potential legal frameworks.
3 Apr 2020
U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced their priorities for the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which include requiring the EPA to create drinking water standards and listing PFOA and PFOS under both the Clean Water Act and the CERCLA Act.
1 Apr 2020
In this report, the Canadian government outlines PFAS-related programs and how they inform the development of additional environmental quality guidelines and advance contaminated site risk management.
25 Mar 2020
Germany has submitted a proposal to restrict the manufacture and commerce of PFHxA and is now seeking comments from the public.
17 Mar 2020
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to help communities combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and exposure in drinking water and groundwater.
13 Mar 2020
Concurrent with the release of the report, the department is releasing a consolidated inventory of 651 DOD and National Guard installations where the department is performing an assessment of PFAS use or potential release.
28 Feb 2020
California's DTSC is seeking public comment on the regulatory proposal to list carpets and rugs containing PFAS as a priority product. Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020. Public hearing will be held on April 13 at 9 AM in Sacramento, CA.
[Public comment] Draft scientific opinion on the risks to human health related to the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances in food
24 Feb 2020
The European Food Safety Authority is holding consultation for the proposed PFOA+PFOS+PFHxS+PFNA tolerable weekly intake of 8 ng/kg of body weight per week. Parts of the European population exceed this level with fish, fruit, and eggs being the largest sources of exposure. Comment period ends on April 20, 2020.
13 Feb 2020
The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) compiled information from 23 states on their processes, rulemaking requirements, and other considerations for establishing PFAS guidelines.