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11/28/2022

Two Proposed TSCA Rules Dramatically Updated

This month, US EPA proposed significant revisions to TSCA rules related to user fees for certain activities and reporting of PFAS manufacturing and import data.

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09/15/2022

EPA to Remove 12 Substances from Approved Pesticide Ingredient List

EPA intends to remove twelve per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticides. The chemicals proposed for removal are not currently used in any registered pesticide products.  

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08/29/2022

PFOA, PFOS Proposed as Superfund Substances

Update: US EPA's proposed rule to add PFOA and PFOS to the list of hazardous substances under CERCLA/Superfund was published to the Federal Register on September 6. 

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07/19/2022

5 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

On July 18, US EPA published a Final Rule to add five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

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06/20/2022

New Near-zero Health Advisories for PFAS in Water

On June 15, 2022, EPA released drinking water health advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The advisories illustrate the level of drinking water contamination below which adverse health effects are not likely to occur.

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06/14/2022

Illinois Bans Burning of PFAS

On June 8, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill prohibiting the incineration of any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including fire-fighting foams, effective immediately.

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04/04/2022

Plastic Container Manufacturing Process May Create PFAS

EPA has found that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may form as a byproduct during the manufacture of HDPE containers and similar plastics.    

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03/21/2022

TSCA Enforcement Alert: Unlisted PFAS in Ski Wax Products

An EPA enforcement alert warns manufacturers and sellers of ski wax products about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are not listed on the TSCA Inventory found in several products. 

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10/29/2021

EPA Unveils National PFAS Strategy

On October 18, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced a comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination nationwide. The Roadmap is expected to introduce PFAS limits on drinking water nationwide, designate PFAS as hazardous substances, and lay a technical foundation on PFAS air emissions.

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09/27/2021

Cal DTSC Adds PFAS-containing Carpets to Priority Products List

California DTSC has designated carpets and rugs containing PFAS as “Priority Products” under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

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