Inside EPA - 06/19/2020

Carper Seeks Timeline for PFAS Designation, Cites Apparent OMB Delay

June 15, 2020
Senate environment panel ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE) is pressing EPA to confirm whether the White House has stalled for months an agency plan to designate two key per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, seeking a definitive timeline for issuing the finding. “Is it accurate that EPA’s proposal to designate [perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)] as hazardous substances under the Superfund law has been completed for many months, but that the White...

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