EPA PFAS Regulations: “PFAS A Priority” Says Incoming Administrator

February 9, 2021

Read the full article by John Gardella (The National Law Review)

"On Wednesday, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michael Regan, underwent his confirmation hearing. His nomination received largely bi-partisan support, so it is expected that Mr. Regan will be confirmed as the new Administrator of the EPA in the near future. While Mr. Regan was questioned on many topics during his hearing, his statements supported two key points that we have been predicting for several months: (1) that Biden’s EPA will place top priority on PFAS and (2) that the EPA’s PFAS regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act are coming – soon. If companies concerned about PFAS issues take one thing away from Mr. Regan’s testimony before the confirmation committee, it is that businesses must absolutely prepare now and assess the multitude of ways that their practices (whether intentional / knowing or not) are contributing to PFAS pollution in drinking water sources. Failing to do so could lead to significant fines, cleanup costs, and business interruption headaches."