EPA Sends PFAS Drinking Water Regulation to OMB for Review

Yesterday (October 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the proposed rule to regulate PFOA and PFOS in drinking water to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. In February of this year, after a re-evaluation in accordance with Biden-Harris administration executive orders, EPA announced that the Agency would move forward with actions on the final Regulatory Determinations for PFOA and PFOS, solidifying the Agency’s decision to regulate the two PFAS under a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation. It is unclear how long OMB will review the proposal, but EPA has stated on multiple occasions that the Agency intends to publish the proposal by the end of the year.