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State Waste Officials Back Superfund Law Class Designation For PFAS

by Inside EPA | March 12, 2021
“State waste regulators say the lack of federal regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is hindering their efforts to clean up the chemicals, and they are calling for EPA to designate the entire class of thousands of PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the ...

Novel PFAS Test Method Spurs Fresh Calls For Class-Based TSCA Rules

by Inside EPA | March 9, 2021
“Environmentalists say a new detection method for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that reveals a host of previously-unknown chemicals bolsters their call for EPA to regulate the class all at once under TSCA, warning that a piecemeal approach would stretch on for decades as ...

Environmentalists Praise EPA Decision To Freeze Trump PFAS Proposal

by Inside EPA | February 10, 2021
“Environmentalists are hailing EPA’s decision to freeze and review an 11th-hour proposal by the Trump EPA that dropped a prior commitment to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law and instead said the agency ...

Observers Fear Disruptions Amid Busy Post-Election Trump EPA Agenda

by Inside EPA | November 5, 2020
“The Trump EPA’s agenda is expected to be crowded in the coming months as officials aim to lock in deregulatory approaches amid a possible transition to a Biden administration, with some observers also expressing concern that the president’s recent civil-service executive order ...

Whistleblower Seeks IG Investigation Of EPA’s Statements On Coronavirus

by Inside EPA | October 27, 2020
“A long-time EPA scientist with a history of whistleblowing claims is asking the agency’s Inspector General (IG) “to investigate and remedy misrepresentations” by EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the survival times on surfaces of the virus that ...
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