EPA confirms fluorinated containers leach PFAS

High-density polyethlyene containers treated with fluorinated compounds can leach PFAS into pesticides and other liquid products, a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency suggests. by Britt E. Erickson September 8, 2022 Plastic containers made of fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are likely to leach per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into pesticides and other liquid products […]

EPA Proposes to Stop Authorized Use of Certain PFAS in Pesticide Products

September 1, 2022 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to remove 12 chemicals identified as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the current list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products to better protect human health and the environment. “Exposure to PFAS is an urgent public […]

PFAS in the Environment and Packaging

Per- and Polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are represented by over forty-one (41) individual compounds, around thirty (30) of which are under study by the US Environmental Agency (US EPA), various state EPA or Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) organizations, private industry, and universities (U Florida, Harvard1 and others).  This family of chemicals has been studied […]

EPA and Government of Flanders, Belgium Pledge to Share Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Information on PFAS and other Fluorocarbon Chemicals

August 24, 2022 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON (August 24, 2022) – This week, EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with representatives from the Government of Flanders, Belgium pledging to share publicly available information on enforcement and compliance assurance issues related to PFAS and other fluorocarbon […]

EPA hit a PFAS speed bump at the White House Office of Management and Budget but don’t expect a detour!

Article By Jeffrey R. Porter Mintz Viewpoints  Related Practices & Jurisdictions  Environmental, Energy & Resources  Administrative & Regulatory  All Federal Tuesday, August 23, 2022 EPA has been cleared by the White House Office of Management and Budget to list two of the hundreds of chemicals collectively known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Federal […]

EPA hit a PFAS speed bump at the White House Office of Management and Budget but don’t expect a detour!

Article By Jeffrey R. Porter Mintz Viewpoints  Related Practices & Jurisdictions  Environmental, Energy & Resources  Administrative & Regulatory  All Federal Tuesday, August 23, 2022 EPA has been cleared by the White House Office of Management and Budget to list two of the hundreds of chemicals collectively known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Federal […]

EPA Urged To Quickly Issue Plan For PFAS Superfund ‘Substance’ Listing

August 3, 2022 InsideEPA.com Dozens of House lawmakers and environmentalists are urging EPA to quickly propose two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for listing as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, arguing the move alone would not ban the use of the toxic chemicals but would be a “first step” to holding polluters accountable. The […]

EPA Poised To Propose Major Rules On PFAS CERCLA Designation, RMP

August 2, 2022 InsideEPA.com EPA is poised to propose its long-awaited rule to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as Superfund “hazardous substances” as well as revisions to the Trump-era Risk Management Program (RMP) rule governing chemical facility safety after they cleared review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  OMB […]

EPA Sees No Need For New PFAS SNUR Guidance Despite Industry Calls

August 2, 2022 InsideEPA.com Over a year after it withdrew a controversial Trump-era compliance guide for the significant new use rule (SNUR) governing several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), EPA says it has no plans to issue new guidance or alter the rule itself, though one industry lawyer says questions linger on the issues the […]

NAS Advises Blood Testing For People With Elevated PFAS Exposures

August 2, 2022 InsideEPA.com A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel is recommending that health clinicians offer patients blood testing if they are likely to have elevated exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) due to work or community exposures and advises federal agencies to launch research into PFAS in breastmilk and formula.  Such recommendations […]