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EPA Collecting Data that May Lead to Effluent Guidelines for PFAS Manufacturers

Mar 18, 2021

(March 18, 2021) – EPA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on March 17 to solicit data on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in discharges from PFAS formulators and manufacturers, the first step that may lead to effluent guidelines and pretreatment standards on PFAS discharges for these industries.  

The ANPRM provides the data and information on PFAS manufacturers and formulators that EPA has already collected. This data was collected as part of a detailed study through the Agency’s Effluent Guidelines Program of PFAS discharges from multiple industrial categories. EPA requests comments on this information and submittal of any additional information related to PFAS discharges from these facilities. 

Comments are due on May 17.  NACWA members with comments on the ANPRM are asked to contact Cynthia Finley, NACWA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs

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