EPA’s SDWA Plan For PFAS Seen As ‘Baby Step’ Toward Strict TSCA Rules

July 20, 2021
EPA’s proposal to list most per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a class for possible drinking water regulation represents a “baby step” toward the sweeping, class-based TSCA limits environmentalists and others are seeking, but not a definitive one, with no guarantee that officials will continue on that path, stakeholders say. The agency’s draft fifth contaminant candidate list (CCL5) of substances it will consider for future Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) rules, released July 12 , includes thousands of PFAS, excluding...

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