The US EPA has finalized rules that require manufacturers of PFAS and PFAS-containing articles to report details related to chemical identification, use, amount used or processed, byproducts, environmental and health effects, exposure, and disposal to EPA. The new rule also applies to importers of PFAS and PFAS-containing articles.
In use since the 1940s, PFAS can be found in nonstick cookware, waterproof and stain-resistant textiles, firefighting foam, food service wrappers and can liners, as well as in other applications and processes.
Based upon public comment and stakeholder input, the EPA has expanded the definition of PFAS under the new rule. The final version pertains to 1,462 PFAS that are known to have been produced or used in the U.S. since 2011. While this list has not yet been published by EPA, Q Point is monitoring the new rule and will update the blog once the substance list is furnished.
The PFAS rule requires data submitted to the EPA within 18 months of the effective date of the final rule. To find the rule, please see the EPA website.
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