EPA Finalizes Rule Requiring Reporting of PFAS Manufactured in the U.S.

On September 28, EPA released the pre-publication of a final rule outlining reporting and recordkeeping requirements for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The rulemaking was required under the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The rule requires “any person that manufactures (including import) or has manufactured (including imported) PFAS or PFAS-containing articles in any year since January 1, 2011, to electronically report information regarding PFAS uses, production volumes, disposal, exposures, and hazards.” In the Agency’s news release, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Michal Freedhoff states that the rule “will produce actionable data that can be used by EPA, as well as state, local, and Tribal governments to craft policies and laws that protect people from dangerous ‘forever chemicals’.”