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Biden Administration Reissues Regulatory Determinations for PFOA and PFOS


WASHINGTON (February 23, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to reissue final regulatory determinations for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

“Our member companies are dedicated to the responsible production, use, and management of PFAS chemistries in a manner that protects the public health and our environment.

“We support the efforts of the EPA and their work to set science-based maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for PFOA and PFOS. It is important to let the career scientists at the EPA lead this effort rather than creating a confusing patchwork of state based regulations that are often inconsistent, not always based on the best available science, and therefore could potentially undermine the public’s trust in the safety of their water.  This is particularly important as such policies have broad implications for numerous stakeholders, including cities, local governments and public entities.

“We will continue to work on behalf of our members on strong, science-based regulations that are protective of the public health and our environment and that continue to provide consumers with the important products they rely on.”

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