A Timeline of US Federal Actions on PFAS
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made great strides with its research and regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) since 3M notified the Office of Toxic substances that perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) might bioaccumulate in May of 1998. Within the last year, the EPA has rolled out a Strategic Roadmap to which they commit to broader and bolder polices to protect public health and the environment. With this Roadmap, the EPA is working to safeguard communities from these “forever” chemicals, to provide new data on the contaminants that have impacted drinking water systems, and to facilitate mitigation for corrective action. We have compiled the timeline below to help you understand the PFAS regulatory journey, and the landmark studies and rules that have brought us to the present day. If you have any questions regarding PFAS investigation, treatment, or remediation, we encourage you to reach out to us.
US Federal Actions on PFAS
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