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EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan Update

Last week, EPA released its “PFAS Action Plan: Program Update,” that shares information about the Agency’s progress on Action Plan efforts to help states and local communities address PFAS and protect public health. The EPA PFAS Action was published in February 2019 and provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach that the Agency developed in response to public input and stakeholder engagement. This Program Update highlights a range of activities EPA has taken over the past year, including some that are focused on drinking water. Following is the list of those actions that also include some links to ASDWA’s related comments: 

Some other EPA actions in the Plan that are still to come include: adding PFAS in the next Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR5); determining if there is enough available data and research to support the development of Clean Water Act water quality criteria for PFAS; continuing through the regulatory development process for listing PFOA and PFOS as CERCLA hazardous substances; developing toxicity assessments for PFBA, PFHxA, PFHxS, PFNA, and PFDA; and developing a risk communication toolbox.

View the press release and read the Program Update. For more information and to read the 2019 Action Plan, visit EPA’s website.