Post Tagged with: "PFAS"

AWWA: Source water protection, financing now top sector priorities as rehab/replace dethroned

AWWA: Source water protection, financing now top sector priorities as rehab/replace dethroned

June 3, 2024 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recently released its 2024 State of the Water Industry report, providing insights into the challenges and priorities facing the water sector. As part of the survey and report, AWWA regularly ranks the top challenges and priorities facing the sector.Read More

House bill aims to shield water systems, ratepayers from PFAS costs

House bill aims to shield water systems, ratepayers from PFAS costs

April 22, 2024 at 8:05 am 0 comments

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide a statutory shield for water systems under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for PFAS, and help ensure that polluters, not the public, pay for PFAS cleanup. The bill,Read More

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA designates PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

April 19, 2024 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday finalized more regulatory action on PFAS as it moved to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. EPA also releasedRead More

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

April 11, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

On April 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR), establishing Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The long-awaited regulation has drawn pushback from the water sector over the cost increases it mayRead More

Where do utility legal settlements for PFAS stand?

Where do utility legal settlements for PFAS stand?

April 8, 2024 at 9:01 am 0 comments

By Ken Sansone & Mike DiGiannantonio With EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS now finalized, the recently announced 3M and DuPont settlements, stemming from the ongoing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Multi-District Litigation (MDL) promise access to billions of dollars to cover PFAS treatmentRead More

Water coalition testifies on PFAS CERCLA exemption for utilities

Water coalition testifies on PFAS CERCLA exemption for utilities

March 25, 2024 at 7:05 am 0 comments

A coalition of national water sector associations testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee last week on the implications of listing certain per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

2024 Regulatory Outlook: PFAS, Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 26, 2024 at 9:05 am 0 comments

By Brian Redder & Erica Brown As 2024 commences, EPA is hard at work preparing to finalize two major rulemakings under the Safe Drinking Water Act by the end of the year: the PFAS national primary drinking water regulations and the Lead and Copper RuleRead More

EPA finalizes rule it says will prevent inactive PFAS from reentering commerce

EPA finalizes rule it says will prevent inactive PFAS from reentering commerce

January 15, 2024 at 8:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule that prevents companies from starting or resuming the manufacture or processing of 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have not been made or used for many years without a complete EPA review and riskRead More

Commentary: New Drinking Water Data Uncovers Flaws in EPA’s Proposed PFAS Rules

Commentary: New Drinking Water Data Uncovers Flaws in EPA’s Proposed PFAS Rules

January 8, 2024 at 7:15 am 1 comment

| By Chad Seidel Recently released drinking water quality testing data calls into doubt major assumptions underpinning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed National Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS. Most importantly, these water quality testing results from water systems across the UnitedRead More

EPA releases annual report reviewing action on PFAS

EPA releases annual report reviewing action on PFAS

December 14, 2023 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its second annual report on PFAS progress, which the agency said highlights significant accomplishments achieved under its PFAS Strategic Roadmap and aligns with the Biden-Harris Administration’s all of government strategy to protect communities from the impacts ofRead More