On January 14, 2018, three Michigan Congressional Representatives introduced a bill called the “PFAS Action Act” to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals as Hazardous Substances (HS) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, aka the Superfund program) of 1980.
This bill comes after concern has increased over the potential toxicity of PFAS chemicals and their detection in soils, groundwater, and other environmental media at sites throughout US. If passed, this bipartisan legislation would enable cleanup of PFAS-contaminated sites under the Superfund program, which addresses toxic waste sites, and would prompt reporting requirements for PFAS.
Although most PFAS continue to be unregulated, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued to addressed these chemicals through the release of various fact sheets/guidance and has announced that it is working to develop a national plan to manage PFAS pollution.
Want to Learn More?
Trihydro’s PFAS experts will be hosting a workshop about PFAS during the 2019 4C HSE Conference in San Antonio this February.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Latest Developments in Analysis, Risk Evaluation, Remediation, and Regulations CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thursday, February 7, 2019
8:00AM/Course Length 4 Hours
Ask us your PFAS questions!
If you have questions or want to know more, please contact:
Andrew Pawlisz, D.A.B.T.
Senior Program Specialist, Toxicology