New Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Set PFAS Drinking Water Standard

On April 29, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) introduced a new bill (HR 2377) to require EPA to develop a national per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) drinking water standard. This legislation would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and require the EPA Administrator to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation for (total) PFAS within two years of the bill’s enactment date. The bill is also sponsored by Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Subcommittee on Environment Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). View the press release here.