Production Pulse: EPA Regulatory Actions Hit Overdrive in April

April 25, 2024
Two rulings on PFAS forever chemicals and Clean Air Act Enforcement on vinyl production are signs that regulators are getting rules finalized in case of an administration change.

So far in April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued three major rulings on chemical producers that could have far-reaching impacts for manufacturers, food packaging and water infrastructure. And, more regulations are likely coming soon. 

It's an election year, and the Biden Administration must get new rules finalized on the books well before November, or new rules will be easy for the next president to overturn if Biden loses his re-election bid. That's the view of Lynn Bergeson, managing partner of Washington law firm Bergeson & Campbell PC. 

Bergeson was a guest Thursday on a bonus episode of Production Pulse, IndustryWeek's live video series in which editors discuss important news topics with experts and manufacturing leaders. Typically, episodes run bi-weekly, but we wanted to get the regulatory episode in front of an audience right away, givien how active April has been.

Speakers were:

  • Lynn L. Bergeson with Bergeson & Campbell  
  • Jon Katz, executive editor of Chemical Processing
  • Andy Hanacek, senior editor of Food Processing
  • Bob Crosseneditorial director for Water World and Endeavor Business Media's water group

More PFAS Coverage

For anyone who enjoyed Bob Crossen's discussion of PFAS from this live conversation, please enjoy Water World's Talking Under Water podcast episode, "What do the new PFAS MCLs mean for the water industry?"

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