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EPA Floats Draft PFAS Drinking Water Decision But Deadline Slips

December 4, 2019
EPA has floated to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its proposed threshold decision on whether to craft drinking water cleanup standards for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and three other substances but a top official says given the length of such reviews, EPA’s deadline for releasing the draft decision will likely slip into 2020. The agency announced Dec. 4 that it sent its proposed regulatory determination for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) to OMB...

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