Post Tagged with: "PFAS"

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

Tackling PFAS with Innovation: Orange County Water District’s Approach

Tackling PFAS with Innovation: Orange County Water District’s Approach

December 4, 2023 at 9:12 am 0 comments

| By Craig Butt & Prem Parmar For the past 90 years, the Orange County Water District (OCWD) has provided a safe and reliable local groundwater supply to Southern California. As regulations and requirements for water quality have changed dramatically since 1933, OCWD has continuouslyRead More

Stantec, NACWA study looks at cost impact of PFAS

Stantec, NACWA study looks at cost impact of PFAS

December 4, 2023 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Design and engineering firm Stantec recently shared the results of a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) cost study it conducted for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The study was led by researchers from the Stantec Institute for Applied Science, Technology, and PolicyRead More

Maine sewer district files lawsuit over PFAS-contaminated wastewater

Maine sewer district files lawsuit over PFAS-contaminated wastewater

October 30, 2023 at 7:24 am 0 comments

Maine’s York Sewer District announced last week it has filed a lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other manufacturers for the presence of PFAS in the district’s wastewater. Representing York Sewer District is SL Environmental Law Group P.C., a New Hampshire-based law firm that focuses exclusivelyRead More

How to Ensure Accuracy in Detecting Contaminants

How to Ensure Accuracy in Detecting Contaminants

October 18, 2023 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

By Theresa Bellish Worldwide, water utility managers must constantly pivot as external factors affect our water sources. Emerging contaminants like PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) and chemicals coming from illegal dumping and accidental leaks have become more prevalent as climate change causes extreme weather inRead More

EPA finalizes rule to require PFAS reporting

EPA finalizes rule to require PFAS reporting

October 4, 2023 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule in September that it said will provide the agency, its partners and the public with the largest-ever dataset of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured and used in the United States. The agency said rule buildsRead More

EPA releases initial nationwide monitoring data on 29 PFAS and lithium

EPA releases initial nationwide monitoring data on 29 PFAS and lithium

August 28, 2023 at 7:20 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month released the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5). In the latest action to deliver on EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, UCMR 5 will provide new data that will improve EPA’s understandingRead More