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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

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

USGS study estimates 45% of U.S. tap water contains PFAS

USGS study estimates 45% of U.S. tap water contains PFAS

July 10, 2023 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), at least 45 percent of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of PFAS “present” in its system. Not all PFAS (there are reportedly more 12,000 different types) canRead More

3M to pay at least $10.3 billion as major PFAS settlement reached

3M to pay at least $10.3 billion as major PFAS settlement reached

June 26, 2023 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Chemical manufacturing company 3M announced it has agreed to pay at least $10.3 billion in lawsuit settlements over contamination of water systems from PFAS, harmful chemical compounds the water sector has been cracking down on. If approved by the court, it would be the largestRead More

AWWA: EPA ‘should consider withdrawing’ proposed NPDWR for PFOA, PFOS

AWWA: EPA ‘should consider withdrawing’ proposed NPDWR for PFOA, PFOS

June 5, 2023 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

In public comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, two water sector associations representing the drinking water sector offered strong recommendations to the agency’s proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for PFAS. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and AssociationRead More

PFAS in the Crosshairs

PFAS in the Crosshairs

May 22, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Examining EPA’s Proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water In the world of water utility finance, it’s widely known that ratepayers like residents and businesses represent the primary source of revenue for local water and sewer systems. Therefore, when regulatory mandates comeRead More

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

September 6, 2022 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 26 released a pre-publication version of a rule that would designate the two most common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) — as hazardous substances under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,Read More

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

July 11, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell & Seth Mansergh The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. Reductions in these levels hadRead More