As the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act celebrate their 50th anniversaries, they are failing rural Americans. Continue reading Can I buy bottled water with food stamps?
EPA will focus enforcement efforts on federal facilities, including military bases, and manufacturers
EPA proposes exempting from CERCLA liability State, tribal, or municipal airports, and tribal or local fire departments, in exchange for full cooperation with investigations.
The first is good news for residents near Ault Field and OLF whose water has been contaminated by firefighting activities at these Navy facilities, and the second for others whose water may have been contaminated by non-military firefighting activities. Continue reading CERCLA PFAS Enforcement Listening Sessions
What did EPA announce?
On March 14, 2023, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule for
regulating six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Over the next year, the
proposed rule will undergo an extensive public review and comment process. The final regulation may
differ from the proposal.
EPA proposed maximum contamination levels (MCLs) of 4 parts per trillion (ppt) for perfluorooctane
sulfonate (PFOS) and four parts per trillion (ppt) perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Continue reading 2023 EPA Proposal to Regulate PFAS in
EPA Adds Nine Additional PFAS to Toxics Release Inventory List | NRWA WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the automatic addition of nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list. … Continue reading EPA Adds Nine Additional PFAS to Toxics Release Inventory List
EPA Releases New PFAS Analytic Tools | NRWA Interactive webpage provides information on PFAS sources across the U.S. Jan 5, 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new interactive webpage, called the “PFAS Analytic … Continue reading EPA Releases New PFAS Analytic Tools
PSE substations among five attacked in Pacific Northwest in November | The Seattle Times Could water system facilities be next? Here’s a useful tool for vulnerability assessment from the EPA Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT) (epa.gov) Continue reading PSE substations among five attacked in Pacific Northwest in November
EPA Issues Guidance to States to Reduce Harmful PFAS Pollution | NRWA WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a memorandum to states that provides direction on how to use the nation’s bedrock clean water permitting … Continue reading EPA Issues Guidance to States to Reduce Harmful PFAS Pollution
EPA proposes to close ‘loophole’ for reporting ‘forever chemical’ releases | The Hill EPA Proposes Rule to Enhance Reporting of PFAS Data to Toxics Release Inventory | NRWA Changes to TRI Reporting Requirements for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and to … Continue reading EPA proposes to close ‘loophole’ for reporting ‘forever chemical’ releases
Regional PFAS Community Enagement Sessions (pfascommunityengagement.org) Harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are an urgent public health and environmental issue facing communities across the United States. In October 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the PFAS Strategic Roadmap—committing to … Continue reading Regional PFAS Community Engagement Sessions
Proposed Designation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as CERCLA Hazardous Substances | US EPA Notice about Public Comment Period On August 26, 2022, EPA posted to its website the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Designating Perfluorooctanoic Acid … Continue reading Superfund Listing of PFOA and PFOS – Public Comment Period ending November 7!