States Warn EPA Confusion May Result From Updated PFAS Advisories

May 9, 2022
State officials are warning of difficulties and confusion if EPA updates its non-enforceable drinking water health advisory levels (HALs) for the two most-studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at levels lower than it eventually sets for an enforceable drinking water standard, which unlike HALs must balance cost and benefits. In April 25 comments to EPA on its plans for proposing a national primary drinking water regulation (NPDWR) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), the Association of State Drinking...

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