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DOD Sets PFAS Screening Levels But Faulted For Preempting EPA

November 11, 2019
The Defense Department (DOD) has quietly issued guidance setting Superfund screening levels for three per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater and other media, but the measure is drawing criticism from a former top EPA official who says it effectively preempts EPA’s pending groundwater cleanup guide for two of the substances and adopts much less stringent levels than those suggested by EPA if the chemicals are not comingled. DOD’s Oct. 15 guidance , which addresses the initiation of studies needed...

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