On September 9, 2022, EPA released its 60-day Notice of Proposed Rulemaking designating the two most studied and most widely used PFAS – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) – as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, commonly referred to as the “Superfund Law,” which is an EPA program to respond to environmental contamination to protect public health as well as the environment. Comments are due November 7, 2022.
Prominent organizations following this policy issue estimate the costs of this cleanup could total at least $400 billion. Special districts who provide water, wastewater, and fire protection services could be the most impacted by the rulemaking and other federal action on PFAS. NSDC now has resources available for special districts to keep you informed of federal action on PFAS as well as tools to engage on the issues.
- NSDC Brief – Federal Action on PFAS: Provides greater context on PFAS and federal measures being taken.
- NSDC Brief – EPA PFAS Hazardous Substance Rulemaking: Covers the proposed rule.
- PFAS Federal Legislative Tracker: A new feature from NSDC to track introduced federal PFAS regulation.
NSDC Wants to Hear From You!
As NSDC continues to engage on this important issue, we want to hear from special districts on your specific questions and concerns. Please complete the following quick survey to let us know your thoughts about this issue and learn how you can help in NSDC's advocacy efforts.