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California Authorizes Expanded Monitoring For And Notification Of PFAS
On July 31, 2019, California enacted Assembly Bill No. 756 (AB 756). The law adds Section 116378 to the California Health and Safety Code (the Health and Safety Code) and becomes effective on January 1, 2020
United States
10 Sep 2019
EPA Issues Draft Interim PFAS Guidelines For Public Comment
On April 25, 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced issuance of Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate.
United States
14 Jun 2019
EPA Proposes Perchlorate Rule After Years Of Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a 171-page pre-publication version of its proposed perchlorate rule in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, just days before a court-ordered deadline.
United States
13 Jun 2019
LIFT America Act Includes Proposed PFAS And Brownfields Remediation Grants
The Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow's America Act (LIFT America Act or the Act), H.R. 2741 – 116th Congress, was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) on May 15, 2019.
United States
4 Jun 2019
The Illinois House Revives Lead Pipe Bill
The Illinois House has resurrected the effort to require municipalities and other water suppliers to create and implement plans for replacement of private lead service lines.
United States
4 Jun 2019
Michigan Governor Moves To Establish Enforceable PFAS Limits
On March 29, 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the formation of a science advisory workgroup and her order for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE),
United States
8 May 2019
More Requirements And More Uncertainty - New York PFAS Update
y way of background, in 2016 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) listed two long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—PFOA and PFOS—as hazardous substances
United States
6 May 2019
EPA Issues Interpretive Statement On NPDES Regulation Of Groundwater
On April 15, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a prepublication draft of an Interpretative Statement clarifying the application of Clean Water Act (CWA)
United States
3 May 2019
More Congressional Scrutiny Of The Federal Government's PFAS Efforts
On March 6, 2019, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Environmental Subcommittee held a hearing entitled "Examining PFAS Chemicals and Their Risks."
United States
19 Mar 2019
EPA Releases Anticipated PFAS Action Plan
On Feb. 14, 2019, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler held a live-streamed press conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania describing the release of EPA's anticipated PFAS Action Plan.
United States
21 Feb 2019
MassDEP Issues Decision on PFAS Petition While Feds Reportedly Will Punt
Lastly, petitioners seek increased transparency, community involvement and additional sampling data so the public can be advised as to the risks in their communities.
United States
4 Feb 2019
MassDEP To Act On Petition To Regulate Entire Class Of PFAS
The public meeting lasted over three hours and a recording was made available on the MassDEP YouTube channel.
United States
23 Jan 2019
MassDEP To Hold Public Meeting On Petition To Regulate Entire Class Of PFAS Chemicals
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will hold a public meeting on Jan. 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. ET at MassDEP's Boston office.
United States
16 Jan 2019
Solicitor General Tells SCOTUS EPA Poised To Act On CWA Comments
On Jan. 3, 2019, the Solicitor General filed a Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae in response to an order issued Dec. 3, 2018, which "called for the views of the Solicitor General" (CVSG) in connection with two petitions for writ of certiorari pending before the Supreme Court of the United States.
United States
15 Jan 2019
Proposed "Waters Of The U.S." Rule Would Reduce Scope Of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have issued their long-awaited proposed rule to define ...
United States
2 Jan 2019
DOJ Issues More Guidance Impacting Environmental Enforcement
On Nov. 8, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Public Affairs issued a press release indicating that then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed a memorandum (presumably before resigning) ...
United States
20 Nov 2018
House Committee To Review Latest PFAS Developments
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing on per-fluorinated chemical contamination on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 ...
United States
7 Sep 2018
EPA Extends Deadline For PFAS Comments To September 28, 2018
In the wake of the PFAS National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 22-23, 2018, EPA opened a public docket ...
United States
5 Sep 2018
EPA Publishes Results Of PFAS Treatability Study
On Aug. 23, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its results of efforts to study a variety of technologies used to remove Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from drinking water.
United States
4 Sep 2018
EPA To Hold Public Meeting On Its Study Of Oil And Gas Extraction Wastewater Management
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been studying holistically the management of wastewater generated from onshore unconventional oil and gas extraction ...
United States
3 Sep 2018
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