EPA Floats Designation Of PFAS As CERCLA ‘Hazardous’ Substances

January 11, 2021
EPA has sent a proposal designating two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law for White House review, a measure that is expected to bolster EPA’s cleanup authorities, months after Democrats questioned whether the Trump administration was delaying the designation. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the proposed hazardous substance designation for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) -- the two most studied PFAS -- on Jan. 8, according to...

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