EPA Floats Landmark CERCLA Plan Deeming PFOA, PFOS ‘Hazardous Substances’

August 26, 2022
EPA has released its landmark proposed rule designating two PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, exercising for the first time its authority to designate additional substances in a move that is expected to boost regulators’ ability to order cleanups and recover costs for the most-studied PFAS. The proposed rule , issued Aug. 26, proposes to list perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), the two most-studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental...

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