The EPA recently released an advance notice for proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Agency is requesting public comment on the information and data presented in the ANPRM. Comments must be received on or before May 17, 2021. This ANPRM will also initiate further data collection and analysis to support future rulemaking under the Clean Water Act.
Future rulemaking could affect wastewater effluent limitations guidelines, pretreatment standards, and new source performance standards to address discharge of PFAS. The Agency identified several industries with facilities that discharge PFAS in their wastewater that would be subject to proposed regulations. These industries include Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) manufacturers and formulators.
These recent EPA actions are steps toward long anticipated federal PFAS regulations. Walden’s environmental professionals will continue tracking regulatory developments related to emerging contaminants. If you have questions about current PFAS guidance, please contact Walden today!