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PEER Threatens To Sue EPA Over Failure To Regulate PFAS In Biosolids

by Inside EPA | February 22, 2024
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the watchdog group, and five Texas farmers are threatening to sue EPA for allegedly failing to comply with Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements to identify all PFAS that have been found in biosolids and promulgate limits for at least ...

Suit Over Fertilizer PFAS Contamination Seen As First In ‘Tidal Wave’

by Inside EPA | February 20, 2024
Five Texas farmers are suing Synagro, the Maryland-based national biosolid fertilizer manufacturer, over alleged PFAS contamination from its product, in a suit that advocates for stricter PFAS regulations say is the first in a potential “tidal wave” of such lawsuits that they hope will ...

Environmentalists Sue EPA To Force Release Of PFAS ‘Safety’ Data

by Inside EPA | February 16, 2024
Two environmental groups are mounting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit to compel release of what they say is key “health and safety” data on PFAS contamination in fluorinated plastic containers at the heart of a sprawling legal fight over the agency’s authority to regulate ...

Groups Renew Fight Over Disclosure Of TSCA ‘Health’ Data In FOIA Suit

by Inside EPA | February 15, 2024
Environmentalists are asking a court to force EPA to release data on the health effects of several PFAS that it has deemed “confidential business information” (CBI) under TSCA, further expanding a long-running legal fight over when material dealing with “health and safety studies” ...

EPA Proposes To List Nine PFAS As RCRA ‘Hazardous Constituents’

by Inside EPA | February 1, 2024
EPA is proposing a rule that would list nine PFAS as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) “hazardous constituents,” moving to more than double the number of the substances it previously pledged to add to the RCRA list that will give regulators the authority to require cleanup ...
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