EPA finalizes PFAS reporting rule

September 29, 2023

Read the full article by Britt E. Erickson (c&en)

"The US Environmental Protection Agency wants to know who is using per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), how the chemicals are being used, and in what quantities.

Under a final rule released Sept. 28, the agency will require manufacturers and importers of PFAS and PFAS-containing articles to provide information on uses, amounts produced, byproducts, potential toxicity and exposures, and disposal methods for PFAS in their products or processes.

Companies must submit the information to the EPA for each PFAS chemical for each year the substance was manufactured or imported since Jan. 1, 2011, “to the extent the information is known or reasonably ascertainable.”