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New Zealand—First Country to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics

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Starting in 2027, the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will ban the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetic products. PFAS can be used in cosmetic products to smooth the skin or to...more

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EPA Finalizes Significantly Higher TSCA User Fees

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final rule that significantly raises user fees under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As shown below, there are large fee increases in key areas such as...more

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California Legislation Seeks to Ban PFAS in Consumer Products Effective 2030

California’s extensive regulatory approach to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) is poised to take a dramatic step forward with a proposed ban on the ​“forever chemicals” in most consumer products. Following the...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Comments Regarding the Intentional Use of PFAS in Products and CUUs Due March 1, 2024, in Maine and Minnesota

Beginning January 1, 2030, any product containing intentionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may not be sold in Maine unless the use of PFAS in the product is specifically designated as a currently...more

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Formaldehyde - Why Manufacturers Should Be Paying Attention

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Companies using formaldehyde in their operations should be aware of recent developments with the potential to substantially impact litigation concerning this substance. With regulations significantly reducing permissible...more

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Massachusetts AG Sues Over Allegedly Mishandled Asbestos Debris From Decommissioned Power Station

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On February 14, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Andrea Joy Campbell filed a civil lawsuit against Holtec Decommissioning International LLC and its affiliate Holtec Pilgrim LLC (Holtec), alleging the improper handling of...more

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EPA Proposes Two PFAS-Related Rules Under RCRA. More May Be on the Way

On Feb. 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released two proposed rules addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”). One proposed...more

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

EPA Finalization of PFAS Testing Method Paves Way for Federal "Hazardous Substance" Designation under CERCLA

Afew weeks ago, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) finalized Method 1633, an environmental sampling method for analyzing up to 40 target per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in soil, groundwater, and...more


California’s Approach to PFAS Regulation Creates Compliance Challenges

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In the past 10 years, several U.S. states have been at the forefront of regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New Jersey. But in the past few years, California...more

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EPA to Issue Information Collection Requests to Set PFAS Limitations for Textile Wastewaters

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The textile manufacturing sector cannot escape EPA’s rush to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). EPA recently requested comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) to finish the process. Response to...more

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Clock is Ticking as EPA Proposes Ban of the Manufacture, Processing and Commercial Use of the Widely Used Chemical TCE

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EPA recently proposed a ban of trichloroethylene, commonly known as TCE, under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which will have sweeping impacts on a variety of industries. Notably, EPA’s proposed rule cites an...more

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Microplastics Bring Macro Concerns to the Food Space

While the term “microplastics” has been making waves in certain circles, especially in the context of seafood and water, broader public unease about their presence in our foods is ramping up at a concerning pace. A recently...more

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Environmental Notes - February 2024

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Clock is Ticking as EPA Proposes Ban of the Manufacture, Processing and Commercial Use of the Widely Used Chemical TCE - EPA recently proposed a ban of trichloroethylene, commonly known as TCE, under the Toxic Substances...more


PFAS Update: 2024 Look-Ahead - Recent EPA Initiatives


As discussed in more detail in BCLP’s 2023 federal recap client alert, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) were a major focus for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in 2023, and 2024 will...more

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EPA Proposes New RCRA Rules With Significant Compliance Obligations

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The proposed rules would expand the RCRA Corrective Action regime to PFAS and potentially other emerging contaminants. They may complicate ongoing compliance efforts as well as lead to significant value chain impacts....more

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Ohio Announces Program to Assist Public Entities in Disposing of PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foam

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On January 29, Governor DeWine announced a new statewide initiative aimed at eliminating a common fire suppression material called Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). AFFF, also known as firefighting foam, is a fire suppression...more

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PFAS: February 2024 Update and Preview

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Regulatory activity and litigation concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) continued to pick up steam in 2023, and 2024 promises to continue this trend and present companies with new PFAS-related challenges....more

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EPA Proposes RCRA Corrective Action Expansions Targeting PFAS

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The 1984 Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments amended the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to add the following sections requiring corrective action for releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents ...more

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EPA Proposes New Set of Rules to Regulate PFAS Under RCRA

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On February 8, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposed two regulations that would add nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS") to the list of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA")...more

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Establishing and Challenging Standing in PFAS Litigation

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The case of Hardwick v. 3M, a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) class action lawsuit filed in Ohio, has been marked as one of the most significant legal cases in recent history. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals...more

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EPA Proposes to List PFAS as Hazardous Waste Under Resources Conservation and Recovery Act

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On February 8, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changing the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to include nine per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of hazardous...more

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Major PFAS Legislation Stalled Amid Debate on PFAS Liability for Passive Receivers

As in 2023, Congress continues to focus on PFAS issues in the first months of 2024. In this 118th Congress, at least 39 bills focused on PFAS have been introduced along with several dozen additional bills that tangentially...more

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Asbestos, for the Rest of Us…

Whether you celebrated Festivus, Christmas or any real or recently manufactured holiday this past season, as a former upstate New Yorker my thoughts inevitably turn to snow. But sadly, after decades working in the hazardous...more

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Washington Identifies Screening Tools for Initial Contaminated Site EJ Assessments

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The Washington Department of Ecology’s recent amendments to the state contaminated site cleanup regulations under the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) require screening to determine whether contaminated sites may affect...more

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EPA Proposes Cleanup Authority Expansion Under RCRA for PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants

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On February 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed two rules to expand the Agency’s authority to address releases of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants at...more

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