January 28, 2020
The EPA is proposing to add certain PFAS (per- or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals) compounds to the annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting required of manufacturing companies with 10 or more full-time employees that use certain chemicals above designated regulatory threshold amounts.
PFAS are commonly used in nonstick cookware, metal and plastic plating, food containers and wrappers and many other consumer products. These substances are increasingly subject to state and federal regulations to minimize their impact on ground and drinking water. EPA is taking a proactive, cross-agency approach to addressing PFAS, as outlined in its PFAS Action Plan.
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.