As Superfund PFAS Listing Nears, Utilities Urge EPA To Adopt RCRA Rules

June 6, 2022
As EPA moves closer to designating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as Superfund “hazardous substances,” drinking water utilities are urging the agency to regulate the substances as hazardous waste through tailored Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, in order to avoid imposing liability on utilities and other “innocent” parties. “Listing PFAS chemicals under the [Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA)] listing authority is too blunt a tool,” the American Water Works Association (AWWA), which represents a variety...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.