Perfluorooctanoic Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

  EPA has added the addition of four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to the TRI list.  This would require companies to report on how they manage PFAS in order to fill data gaps to ensure communities remain safe from PFAS.  Industries should start to track activities related to PFAS now and reporting forms for PFAS will be due by July 1, 2023 for 2022 data. 

   On December 27, 2021, EPA published the final fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, which will require sample collection for 29 PFAS between 2023 and 2025. Consistent with EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, UCMR 5 will provide new data that are critically needed to improve EPA’s understanding of the frequency that 29 PFAS (and lithium) are found in the nation’s drinking water systems and at what levels.

March 16, 2022 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two important actions to safeguard communities from products containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). First, as part of EPA’s effort to identify, understand and address PFAS contamination leaching from fluorinated containers, the agency is notifying companies of their obligation to comply with existing requirements under the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) to ensure unintentional PFAS contamination does not occur. The agency will also remove two PFAS from its Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL) following a review of these substances (which were added to that list in 2012).