Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

EPA Readies Drinking Water Health Advisory

Agency’s focus on perfluorinated chemical water contamination raises new issues.

By Lynn Bergeson, regulatory editor
May 13, 2016

Chemical manufacturers, processors, and end-product manufacturers with interests in perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and other perfluorinated chemicals (PFC) should prepare now for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) upcoming issuance of new guidance on safe drinking water levels for these chemicals. The EPA’s focus on PFC water contamination raises a new constellation of issues with which federal and state regulators must grapple. EPA Administrator McCarthy has made clear in various meetings in recent months that PFCs are among the agency’s top drinking water priorities and that action can be expected shortly.

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