EPA Floats Landmark Superfund PFAS Plan To OMB For Review

January 11, 2022
After years of delay, EPA has formally submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its first-time plan to designate two well-characterized per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, suggesting officials are on track to issue the proposal in March. OMB received the proposed rule to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) Jan. 10. OMB reviews are...

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