PFAS – The “Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act” signed into law

Earlier this week, President Biden signed the Bipartisan “Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act” (the “Act”) that was authored by Senator Gary Peters (MI).

The Act will enable spending from the Federal Aviation Administration (the “FAA”) to commercial airports in the US for the airports to purchase testing equipment to be used on fire fighting devices to confirm if the fire fighting equipment has been impacted or contaminated with PFAS.

The testing devices are commonly referred to as “input-based testing systems” and are designed to limit and prevent exposure to PFAS by the fire fighters using the equipment. Continue reading “PFAS – The “Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act” signed into law”

Proposed EPA Rule Will Eliminate De Minimis Exemptions for PFAS and All Chemicals of Special Concern Under EPCRA

On December 5, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule to add all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) subject to reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act to the list of chemicals of special concern. The addition of PFAS to the list of chemicals of special concern will subject them to the same, more burdensome reporting requirements as other chemicals of special concern, including eliminating availability of the de minimis exemption for purposes of calculating reporting thresholds.

Read the full story on the Duane Morris LLP website.

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