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House Bill Would Require EPA To Set PFAS Effluent Limits By 2022

July 05, 2019
Democratic House lawmakers from New Hampshire have introduced legislation to require EPA to develop Clean Water Act (CWA) effluent limits for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by 2022, drawing praise from environmentalists but raising questions about the agency’s ability to meet the deadline given a current lack of data. The bill , sponsored by Reps. Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), would require EPA, within 30 days of enactment, to add PFAS to the list of CWA toxic pollutants...


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