United States: EPA Launches Process To Regulate PFAS Under CERCLA

On Jan. 10, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated rulemaking activities to regulate two Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. This rulemaking will lead to a game changing regulatory authority with profound impact on a broad array of affected interests. The specific action taken by EPA this week consisted of submitting a plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget to produce a proposed rule to regulate certain PFAS, with such action set to occur this Spring.

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