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”

In September 2020, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) finalized the settlement of an enforcement action against Cannon Air Force Base (CAFB), a federal facility, relating to the facility’s discharge
Continue Reading State PFAS Enforcement Against the Federal Government – Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object?

In July 2020, we posted on takeback disposal options for some PFAS-containing firefighting foams, with a caveat about recent actions taken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Continue Reading Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…: The “Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS Challenge”

As more states develop regulatory standards for PFAS, many are also recognizing that certain formulations of firefighting foams that were manufactured into the early 2000s or earlier contain legacy PFAS
Continue Reading State AFFF takeback programs may provide appropriate disposal options for local authorities and other users of older PFAS-containing foams