EPA Issues Interim Strategy for Addressing PFAS in Wastewater Permits

8 Dec 2020

The interim strategy makes a number of recommendations for the consideration of PFAS in the NPDES permit program.

New York Ban On PFAS In Food Packaging Is Now Law

8 Dec 2020

On December 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo took the final step and signed the PFAS food packaging ban it into law, joining Maine and Washington in banning the use of PFAS in food packaging.

US EPA recommends testing wastewater for PFAS

1 Dec 2020

Some facilities may have to test for the presence of PFAS in their wastewater, under a new strategy from the US Environmental Protection Agency

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning Incineration of Firefighting Foam Containing PFAs in Certain New York Cities

24 Nov 2020

Governor Cuomo today signed legislation banning the incineration of AFFF containing PFAS, the emerging contaminants known as PFAS, in certain cities.

Biden EPA transition team member helped DuPont dodge responsibility for PFOA

11 Nov 2020

Michael McCabe, a former EPA official and aide to Joe Biden, led DuPont’s defense of PFOA avoiding regulation that would have cost DuPont dearly.

The Biden plan to secure environmental justice

10 Nov 2020

Biden will tackle PFAS pollution by designating PFAS as a hazardous substance, setting enforceable limits for PFAS in the Safe Drinking Water Act, prioritizing substitutes through procurement, and accelerating toxicity studies and research on PFAS.

Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce Two New Natural Resource Damage Lawsuits over Contamination of Riverfront Sites

10 Nov 2020

AG Gurbir S. Grewal and DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today announced the filing of two lawsuits to compel the clean-up of contamination and recover Natural Resource Damages.

Producing Ignorance Through Regulatory Structure: The Case of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

3 Nov 2020

A review of the current American regulatory system using PFAS to highlight how chemical manufacturers control knowledge production and dissemination among other problems.

Targeted Minnesota site-specific criteria for PFOS

3 Nov 2020

The fish tissue maximum concertation is 0.37 ng/g and the maximum water concertation is 0.05 ng/L.

Ecology seeking comments on action plan to address PFAS contaminants

24 Oct 2020

The Washington state Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on its plan to address a class of highly persistent chemicals that don’t break down in the environment.

EU commits to overhaul of chemicals legislation

16 Oct 2020

The European commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on 14 October. This ambitious programme has been touted as the biggest reform of chemical regulations since Reach (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals).

The Minnesota Department of Health has started a review of PFHxA

14 Oct 2020

Interested parties can submit and discuss PFHxA toxicity studies that are relevant to human health.

Policy, health, and justice—focus of October meeting on PFAS contaminants in drinking water

13 Oct 2020

The University of Rhode Island STEEP Superfund Research Center is hosting a conference, “PFAS In Our World: What We Know and What We Can Do,” October 13 and 14, 2020.

California bans PFAS firefighting foams

6 Oct 2020

California is halting the sale, manufacture, and use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS as of 2022.

AGs urge Congress to keep tough PFAS language in defense bill

5 Oct 2020

Congressional leaders should advance legislation that would force the U.S. Department of Defense to comply with state laws regulating toxic “forever chemicals,” urged attorneys general in Michigan and 17 other states.