U.S. EPA Releases Interim PFAS Plan While Bill Moves in Ohio House

The U.S. EPA has recommended requiring many manufacturing sites, wastewater plants, and other facilities to monitor wastewater for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), used by various industrial sectors to manufacture numerous products. Meanwhile, the U.S. EPA under a future Biden administration is expected to quickly move to set PFAS regulations, according to an analysis published by Bloomberg Law.

At the state level, the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee advanced House Bill 328 this week. The bill prohibits the use of Class B firefighting foam containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals for testing purposes (unless certain measures are implemented) and training purposes.

The OMA has created a working group to address PFAS-related issues and possible impacts to manufacturers. If you would like to learn more or participate, contact the OMA’s Rob Brundrett. 12/3/2020