Regulatory Overview on PFAS in the United States

PFAS continues to be an area of focus for EPA and state agencies, as well as an ever-increasing litigation risk for companies that have manufactured, imported, processed, or otherwise used products including chemicals belonging to this sizable class of synthetic compounds.

Both EPA’s unified agenda and the Biden Plan to Secure Environmental Justice and Equitable Economic Opportunity indicate that 2021 will be a busy year on the PFAS rulemaking front, as EPA plans to proceed with the establishment of maximum contaminant levels and hazardous substance designations for PFOA and PFOS, the two most studied PFAS chemicals.

Now more than ever, businesses with past or present operations involving PFAS are encouraged to take proactive steps to mitigate potential liabilities associated with these chemicals.

Please see full Alert below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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