On November 16, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (“EQB”) voted to approve the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (“PADEP”) proposed rule to set binding regulatory standards, known as maximum contaminant
Continue Reading Pennsylvania EQB Approves PFOA and PFOS Limits in Drinking Water

In September, EPA set forth its latest draft plan for setting guidelines for PFAS limitations in industrial wastewater in certain industries, and October brought public comments on the draft.  Among
Continue Reading Industry Specific Effluent Limitation Guidelines for PFAS Are Coming – EPA’s Preliminary Plan 15

At its July 29, 2021 meeting, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“Department”)’s Public Water System Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Board voted to recommend that the Department proceed with a
Continue Reading Pennsylvania Moves One Step Closer to Issuance of Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS

In the March 3, 2021 Federal Register, EPA issued its final regulatory determinations for substances on the fourth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (“CCL 4”). Under the federal Safe Drinking
Continue Reading EPA Takes Two More Steps Down the Long and Winding Road to National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for PFAS

In two of our previous posts, we discussed the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Hazardous Substance” Designation Process and the Implications of a Designation on Responsible Parties. Here,
Continue Reading Potential Impact PFOA and PFOS Designation as “Hazardous Substance” on Ongoing EPA-lead Investigations and Remediations

The Biden Administration has pledged to designate certain PFAS as hazardous substances under federal law. What effect would the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) designation of PFOA and PFOS
Continue Reading Implications of EPA Designation of PFOA and PFOS as “Hazardous Substances”