Year in Review: 2022 PFAS Regulatory Updates
Environment attorney Dianne Phillips' article about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2022 regulatory priorities was featured in the winter 2023 edition of the Environmental Bankers Association Journal. One of the notable developments was proposed rule to designate Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as Hazardous Substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Ms. Phillips discussed the EPA's two new proposed guidance documents with suggestions for incorporating PFAS monitoring, and related conditions, in permits issued under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). She explained that the EPA has rolled out a new data tool under its Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) which consolidates PFAS data from 11 different databases in one searchable web-based platform. Ms. Phillips believes that with all of the recent developments 2023 will be another significant year for PFAS regulatory developments.
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