ABSTRACT

Regulating Drinking Water Contaminants: EPA PFAS Actions [Updated January 21, 2020]   [open pdf - 442KB]

From the Document: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to address the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water has been the focus of increased congressional attention. Over the past decade, EPA has been evaluating several PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to determine whether national drinking water regulations may be warranted. EPA has not issued SDWA regulations for any PFAS but has taken other actions to address PFAS in drinking water. The 116th Congress has held hearings and passed legislation directing EPA and other departments and agencies to take a range of actions to address PFAS contamination. In February 2019, EPA issued a PFAS Action Plan (EPA 823R18004), which discusses EPA's efforts to address PFAS under multiple environmental laws. This In Focus outlines the agency's activities to address PFAS using SDWA authorities and reviews related legislative actions."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11219
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Date:
2020-01-21
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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