The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the “EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan.”  This 60-page PFAS Action Plan identifies EPA-led short-term actions, longer-term research, and potential regulatory approaches designed to reduce the risks associated with PFAS in the environment.  Read the full action plan and a summary fact sheet here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/epas-pfas-action-plan 

The Executive Summary lists “Key EPA Actions Addressing PFAS-Related Challenges”:

  • Expand toxicity information for PFAS
  • Develop new tools to characterize PFAS in the environment
  • Evaluate cleanup approaches
  • Develop guidance to facilitate cleanup of contaminated groundwater
  • Use enforcement tools to address PFAS exposure in the environment and assist states in enforcement activities
  • Use legal tools such as those in TSCA to prevent future PFAS contamination
  • Address PFAS in drinking water using regulatory and other tools
  • Develop new tools and materials to communicate about PFAS

The LSPA will continue to monitor and communicate state and federal developments.