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EPA Finalizes Inactive PFAS Rule

Jan. 10, 2024
“We’re continuing to use every tool at our disposal to better protect communities across the nation from these persistent and dangerous chemicals,” says Michal Freedhoff, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule preventing companies from restarting the use of 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) without a complete EPA review. The rule applies to all PFAS which are not already subject to a significant new use rule and that are specified as “inactive” on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory.

To manufacture or process one of these chemicals, the company must notify EPA, which will put any necessary restrictions in place after determining the presence of any health or safety risks.

Learn more from IndustryWeek’s partner brand Chemical Processing.

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