U.S. EPA Announces More Actions to Address PFAS

This week, the U.S. EPA — under the outgoing Trump administration — announced new steps to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The agency released a final regulatory determination finding that the two best-studied chemicals in the family, PFOA and PFOS, should be regulated in drinking water, launching the years-long process of developing a Safe Drinking Water Act limit.

The EPA also proposed requiring drinking water utilities to test for 29 types of PFAS as part of the next round of mandatory, nationwide sampling that will occur between 2023 and 2025. 1/20/2021