House Again OKs Bill Regulating 'Forever Chemicals' PFAS

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 9:54 PM EDT) -- The House on Wednesday once again approved a bill to give a hazardous designation to certain "forever chemicals" that linger in the human body and the water supply, with 23 Republicans joining Democrats in a bid to regulate the growing environmental concern that has sparked waves of litigation.

The PFAS Action Act would require the Environmental Protection Agency to add two poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, to the list of hazardous substances within one year, and to assess all other PFAS within five years. These designations would trigger cleanup requirements.

The bill would also require monitoring for...

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