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PFAS: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Reports Addressing Landfill Leachate Wastewater Treatment Facilities

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation released on February 5th reports addressing issues involving per- and polyfluorinated substances (“PFAS”). The reports address: - PFAS and landfill leachate -...more

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Addition of Certain PFAS Substances/Toxic Chemical Release Reporting: National Association of Clean Water Agencies' Comments on...

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (“NACWA”) submitted February 2nd comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) addressing its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) to add...more

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Groups Petition EPA for Regulation of PFAS Chemicals Under RCRA - The designation of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances...

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On January 15, 2020, several environmental groups filed a petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to regulate certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS") under the Resource Conservation and...more

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State Water Board Imposes Stricter Response Levels for PFOA and PFOS

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On February 6, 2020, the California State Water Resources Control Board lowered the response levels (RLs) for perflourooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), two of the most common compounds in the...more

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An Inside Look at the House Bill to Revolutionize U.S. Climate Strategy

Key Points - House Democrats have released draft text for the CLEAN Future Act, a comprehensive climate bill that aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas pollution throughout the United States by 2050 by directing federal...more

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PFAS State Snapshot: Minnesota PFAS Regulation

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Minnesota is one of several states that has started regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water and consumer products. This client alert reflects the status of PFAS regulations in Minnesota as of...more

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Updated PFAS State Snapshot: California PFAS Regulation

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California is one of several states that has started regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water and consumer products.  This updated client alert reflects the status of PFAS regulations in...more

Cozen O'Connor

PFAS in California — Impact of the 2020 Defense Authorization Act

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Information about PFAS compounds in California is literally exploding, with additional contamination sites identified almost daily, while the science and legal environments surrounding these “forever chemicals” also see...more

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Bank In CFPB Crosshairs For Allegedly Failing To Properly Manage And Respond To Customer Credit Card Disputes

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- Bank in CFPB Crosshairs for Allegedly Failing to Properly Manage and Respond to Customer Credit Card Disputes- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) sued Citizens Bank,...more

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Pay Attention to PFAS

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For decades, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of several thousand synthetic compounds, have been viewed as “wonder chemicals” and their unique properties made them valuable in a variety of applications -...more

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Summary of House Democrats' infrastructure plan

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At a Democratic caucus meeting on Wednesday, January 29, majority members of the House Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means released a framework for $760 billion dollars of...more

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PFAS State Snapshot: New Hampshire PFAS Regulation

New Hampshire is one of several states that has started regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water, groundwater, and consumer products. This client alert reflects the status of PFAS regulations...more

Cole Schotz

Emerging Contaminants Update: New York Releases New PFAS Sampling Guidance

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) just released its new Guidance for Sampling and Analysis of PFAS Under NYSDEC’s Part 375 Remedial Programs January 2020. ...more

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PFAS State Snapshot: New Jersey PFAS Regulation

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New Jersey is one of several states that has started regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water and groundwater. This client alert reflects the status of PFAS regulations in New Jersey as of...more

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Congress Tackles PFAS on Multiple Fronts

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With the enactment of the PFAS Act of 2019 and related provisions in December, opposing forces in Congress came together to force regulatory action on several different aspects of per- and poly-fluorinated substances (PFAS)....more

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Maine PFAS Task Force Issues Report and Maine Legislature Considers Amending State's Superfund Law

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Maine is taking several major steps in addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Maine PFAS Task Force just issued its final report, which included a significant number of recommendations that are likely to...more

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EPA Lists 160 PFAS for EPCRA Toxics Release Reporting

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In accordance with § 7321 of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2020 (P.L. 116-92), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has added 160 per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances...more

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PFAS Chemicals Will Be Added to the Toxic Release Inventory and Additional Chemicals May Be Coming

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In furtherance of the PFAS Action Plan of 2019,  the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is adding certain per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under the Toxic...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The State of Congressional Investigations Heading Into 2020

When members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were sworn into office in January 2019, Democrats took control of the House and its oversight agenda for the first time in eight years, 235-200 seats, and...more

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The PFAS Battle Heats Up In The Northeast?

New Hampshire, like many northeast states, is pursuing a concerted regulatory and litigation approach to address contamination from emerging contaminants in the so-called PFAS suite of chemicals, (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2020 #3

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Focus - Narrowed definition of waters subject to Clean Water Act will reduce number of federally-regulated waterbodies in California - Los Angeles Times – January 23 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

Snell & Wilmer

Forever Chemicals (PFAS) Start New Decade With Flurry of Scrutiny

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The first few weeks of 2020 have seen regulatory and litigation attention heaped upon what have come to be known as “forever chemicals” or Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), which encompass more than 5,000 chemical...more

Downey Brand LLP

USEPA Announces Major Actions to Address PFAS; California Water Utility Files Landmark PFAS Lawsuit in Federal District Court

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced two major developments regarding the agency’s efforts to address and regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). As part of USEPA’s PFAS...more

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PFAS Added to Toxic Release Inventory Reporting

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At the end of 2019, President Trump signed into law the “PFAS Act of 2019” (contained in the National Defense Authorization Act), triggering reporting of a significant number of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for...more

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What's All the PFAS About?

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a hot topic in the manufacturing and environmental arenas because litigation involving the environmental harm and alleged health effects of these substances is culminating in...more

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