November 26, 2019
Under its PFAS Action Plan, the EPA has outlined its approach to conducting assessments to determine the toxicity of five PFAS (per- or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals often used in nonstick cookware, metal and plastic plating, and other consumer products. These substances are increasingly subject to state and federal regulations to minimize their impact on ground and drinking water. The five PFAS EPA is currently focusing on include perfluoro decanoic acid (PFDA), perfluoro nonanoic acid (PFNA), perfluoro hexanoic acid (PFHxA), perfluoro hexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluoro butanoic acid (PFBA). Comments are due by Dec. 23; full information is available in the Federal Register notice.
More information on PFAS is available in this Fast Facts blog from NAFEM’s legal team at Barnes & Thornburg. Members with questions and concerns about PFAS should contact NAFEM’s Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Charlie Souhrada, +1.312.821.0212.