EPA announced this week three actions to protect communities and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in our nation’s waters. These actions include the development of national recommended ambient water quality criteria for PFAS to protect aquatic life. EPA also issued a memo titled, Addressing PFAS Discharges in EPA-Issued NPDES Permits and Expectations Where EPA is the Pretreatment Control Authority. This memo provides instructions for monitoring provisions, analytical methods, the use of pollution prevention, and best management practices to address discharges of PFAS.
To see the full press release, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-delivers-three-water-commitments-agencys-pfas-strategic-roadmap
For more information on the NPDES memo, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/npdes/industrial-wastewater#pfas