Evers signals he won’t sign bill to fight PFAS as legislative session nears end

26 Feb 2024

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signaled Wednesday that he has no intention of signing a Republican bill that would spend tens of millions of dollars to address pollution from the so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS because it dramatically scales back regulators’ enforcement authority.

Manufacturer-friendly PFAS bill abandoned by Indiana Senate committee

26 Feb 2024

Indiana senators ditched a bill on Monday that would have changed the definition of toxic PFAS chemicals to exempt those that Hoosier manufacturers want to keep using.

Indiana environmentalists, manufacturers at odds over bill to protect toxic PFAS chemicals

20 Feb 2024

The bill in question would ensure the “forever chemicals” can continue to be used in various products made in the Hoosier state.

2 Republican legislators push to set standards for PFAS in groundwater

20 Feb 2024

A newly proposed bill could give the Department of Natural Resources the green light to move forward with setting groundwater standards for "forever chemicals," despite the high cost of implementation.

EPA Proposes New Set of Rules to Regulate PFAS Under RCRA

15 Feb 2024

The U.S. EPA proposed two regulations that would add nine PFAS to the list of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act "hazardous constituents" and broaden the definition of "hazardous waste" applicable to corrective action at waste facilities, which taken together, would significantly enhance EPA's authority to regulate PFAS.

Critics: Bill cutting protections from PFAS toxic chemicals a step backward for Indiana

12 Feb 2024

University of Notre Dame professor Graham Peaslee, a nationally recognized PFAS expert, agreed: "I've never met a good PFAS."

Sign-on: Scientists' statement on accurate and complete PFAS definitions

12 Feb 2024

This statement will be shared with policymakers throughout the United States to show support for a science-based and protective PFAS definition.

Finalizing PFAS Detection Methods, EPA Moves Closer to Locating and Limiting Further PFAS Releases and Requiring Their Cleanup

9 Feb 2024

EPA’s plans to investigate – and eventually establish limits on and liability for – PFAS in wastewater discharges and biosolids crossed a significant milestone on January 31, 2024, with the completion of two new analytical methods to detect these ubiquitous contaminants.

EPA Releases List Of Known PFAS Chemicals Covered By New Reporting Rules

1 Feb 2024

The US EPA published on January 26, 2024, a list of specific PFAS that trigger reporting requirements under EPA’s recently promulgated Toxic Substances Control Act Section 8(a)(7) PFAS reporting rule.

Senator Gillibrand announces PFAS contamination legislation

1 Feb 2024

The PFAS Accountability Act seeks to make it easier for contaminated victims to sue manufacturers.

EPA Adds Seven More PFAS To Toxic Release Inventory List

29 Jan 2024

Six PFAS were automatically added for Reporting Year 2024 because EPA had finalized a toxicity value during 2023.

EPA to Release List of Known PFAS That Companies Must Report

25 Jan 2024

The EPA will post on Friday a list of known PFAS that must be reported to the agency under a regulation requiring companies to submit more than 10 years of production, use, worker exposure, health, and other data.

IAFF Endorses Military Fire Fighter PFAS Compensation Bill

19 Jan 2024

The IAFF is proud to throw its support behind the Military Fire Fighters PFAS Compensation Bill (H.R. 6946), introduced by U.S. Reps. Marilyn Strickland and Bill Posey.

EPA Takes Steps to Limit the Use of Certain PFAS

10 Jan 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will implement a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act requiring companies to notify and obtain approval from the EPA before manufacturing, importing, or processing more than 300 PFAS listed on the TSCA Inventory, even if they are labeled as "inactive."

Maine Begins PFAS Essential Use ID Process to Permit Sales

8 Jan 2024

Companies and industrial sectors that claim PFAS are essential for the goods they produce have until March 1 to notify a Maine agency as the first step to help continue selling those products in the state.

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