Notice about Public Comment Period
On August 26, 2022, EPA posted to its website the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Designating Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as CERCLA Hazardous Substances. On September 6, 2022, EPA published the NPRM in the Federal Register commencing the public comment period. The NPRM identified a 60-day public comment period ending November 7, 2022. EPA received requests from the public to extend the comment period. After considering these requests, EPA has decided to retain the current 60-day public comment period because it provides the public an adequate amount of time based on the issues presented in the proposed rule.
EPA is asking for public comment on the proposal for 60 days–comments must be received on or before November 7, 2022–at docket EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0341 on www.regulations.gov.