OMB Reviewing EPA Notice Weighing Additional PFAS For CERCLA Listings

EPA has sent for White House-led interagency review a draft Federal Register notice that will seek public input on whether the agency should consider designating additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), beyond just the two most studied chemicals, as Superfund “hazardous substances,” or even propose designating PFAS as a class. The Office of Management & […]

Forever Chemicals: The Threat Of PFAS In Our Water

Source: CBS Sunday Morning, Aug 21, 2022 EPA Proposes Designating Certain PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under Superfund to Protect People’s Health WASHINGTON (August 26, 2022) – Following through on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to tackle environmental injustice and improve public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking a significant action under Administrator […]

EPA Continues to Take Actions to Address PFAS in Commerce

From The EPA: March 16, 2022 WASHINGTON (March 16, 2022) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two important actions to safeguard communities from products containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). First, as part of EPA’s effort to identify, understand and address PFAS contamination leaching from fluorinated containers, the agency is notifying […]

PFAS Superfund Designation: EPA’s Latest Step Starts 90 Day Clock

On January 10, 2022, the EPA submitted a plan for a PFAS Superfund designation to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) when it indicated an intent to designate two legacy PFAS – PFOA and PFOS – as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as the Superfund […]

EPA Announces Plans for Waste Rules That Could be a Stepping Stone to Drastically Expanding PFAS Liabilities

Vinson & Elkins LLP EPA announced plans for two separate rulemaking processes that would expand liabilities for PFAS wastes. The first — a rulemaking process to add certain PFAS chemicals as “hazardous constituents” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) expands remedial obligations to include PFAS at RCRA corrective action sites and could be […]