Leland Frost is a panelist on this webinar hosted by the Environmental Law Institute.
Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule designating perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). PFOA and PFOS are two common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), often referred to as “forever chemicals” due to increasing evidence showing that they can build up and remain in human bodies for substantial periods of time after exposure. This designation will allow the federal government to regulate, monitor, and respond to the chemicals, as well as potentially require parties to report releases of the chemicals and, in some cases, mandate cleanups.
This webinar will discuss:
- What will this designation mean for products regulation and for Superfund sites?
- How will this affect existing Superfund sites?
- Which businesses will be most impacted, and what might those impacts be?
- Can we expect other PFAS chemicals to be designated as hazardous substances?
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