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EPA Statement and Politico Article about EPA Determination for (Not) Developing PFOA and PFOS Regulations

Politico published an article yesterday, January 29th, saying that their sources confirmed that the Trump Administration will not move forward with developing drinking water regulations to set Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFOA and PFOS as part of the EPA PFAS Management Plan.

However, EPA published a statement today from David Ross, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, saying that, “Despite what is being reported, EPA has not finalized or publicly issued its PFAS management plan, and any information that speculates what is included in the plan is premature. The agency is committed to following the Safe Drinking Water Act process for evaluating new drinking water standards, which is just one of the many components of the draft plan that is currently undergoing interagency review.”

The EPA Plan has been delayed due to the government shutdown, but is still expected to be published in the near future, so stay tuned.