Maine Begins PFAS Essential Use ID Process to Permit Sales

January 8, 2024

Read the full article by Pat Rizzuto (Bloomberg Law)

"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.

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced on Thursday that it’s begun accepting industry proposals to identify “currently unavoidable uses” of PFAS. DEP is doing this to implement a state law that forbids the sale and distribution, effective Jan. 1, 2030, of any product that contains intentionally added PFAS unless the department determines use of the chemicals is essential."