EPA To Designate PFAS As Hazardous In New Rule

By Clark Mindock (October 26, 2021, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it is taking steps toward regulating toxic so-called forever chemicals as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a move the agency said will help strengthen accountability for polluters.

The agency said it is initiating the process of adding four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as hazardous constituents under RCRA, which will subject them to corrective actions under the statute and establish a base for further efforts to regulate PFAS as hazardous waste in the future.

In addition, the agency said it would engage in rulemaking to clarify that RCRA...

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