Designate PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

JDSupra Wasington, DC

Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed a rule to designate perfluorooctanic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”), two per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”), as hazardous substances under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). If finalized, the rule would have far-reaching consequences on closed and in-progress Superfund sites, state cleanup program requirements, and commercial real estate transactions. For the full text, click here