The term “game changer” has been thrown around quite a bit with regard to EPA’s intention to list PFOS and PFOA as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. The reason it is a game changer is that it will greatly simplify the evidence needed to support cleanup claims at any site where PFOS or PFOS contamination exists.
Biden Administration Accelerates Federal Regulation of PFAS
This week the Biden Administration released their PFAS Strategic Roadmap which sets forth ambitious action on regulation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) pollution, including targeted action with deadlines for eight different federal agencies. The EPA’s stated goal is to focus on PFAS both upstream and downstream.
Upstream EPA intends to look at evaluating toxicity…
Federal, Ohio, and State Developments on PFAS Regulation
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)- used in non-stick applications such as cookware, paper packaging, and textiles, as well as in certain types of firefighting foam- have become the new asbestos, and PFAS litigation has been filed in multiple states. Both the federal government and state governments have been moving forward with significant new regulation of the PFAS