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.
31 Jan 2020
The provisions include establishment of drinking water standards, sampling requirements, public notification requirements, and laboratory certification criteria for a number of PFAS contaminants. Comments may be made until January 31, 2020 at 5PM.
29 Jan 2020
The draft report to be submitted to the legislature by June 1, 2020 identifies carpet and aftermarket carpet treatments containing PFAS among the priority products. A webinar is scheduled for February 19, 2020. Comment period ends on March 2, 2020.
17 Jan 2020
During a recent meeting the officials agreed that the two governments should work together to create a task force for handling toxic chemicals.
16 Jan 2020
The Green Science Policy Institute is petitioning the EPA to list hundreds of PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated chemicals) as hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
[Public comment] Massachusetts DEP: PFAS Maximum Contaminant Level Proposed Amendments & Public Comment
27 Dec 2019
MassDEP proposed regulatory changes to develop a drinking water standard for six PFAS and will be accepting public comments on proposed regulations ending on February 28, 2020.
26 Dec 2019
The U.S. EPA released its interim recommendations for cleanup guidance for CERCLA, RCRA, and other federal cleanup programs.
20 Dec 2019
Germany has submitted its intention to restrict PFHxA and related chemicals under REACH. Chemicals in this group are short-chain PFAS used in many consumer products.
13 Dec 2019
After the foam is picked up, it will be shipped to a facility in Idaho. There it will be solidified and placed in a licensed hazardous waste landfill.
ECHA Member State Committee agrees on identification of PFBS and its salts as Substances of Very High Concern
11 Dec 2019
This decision was based on the concerns regarding these substances' very high persistence, high mobility in water and soil, high potential for long-range transport, and difficulty of remediation and water purification as well as moderate bioaccumulation in humans.
10 Dec 2019
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI acknowledged some key provisions were taken out, including requiring that a standard be set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration that would require intervention when it was exceeded. However, the legislation still contains key provisions to help reduce PFAS contamination, especially as it relates to military uses.