EPA Publishes Notice to Collect Information and Evaluate Need for Future PFAS Wastewater Discharge Rulemaking

EPA has published a Federal Register Notice to initiate further data collection and analysis for its advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on “Clean Water Act Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibers Point Source Category.” This ANPRM will support the agency’s efforts to better understand and ultimately reduce the potential risks caused by wastewater discharges from PFAS formulators and manufacturers. EPA will use this information to evaluate the need for future national PFAS Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs). This action was originally signed by the former EPA Administrator on January 15, 2021 and then reviewed and re-signed after review by the new administration. Comments, data and information are due by May 17, 2021. For more information, visit the EPA website and read the Federal Register Notice.