A key component of a company’s risk management function is to keep a close eye on new and developing sources of liability and to put in place appropriate insurance to respond in the event those liabilities ripen.
On July 21, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to designate two PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, commonly referred to as the Superfund law.
The US EPA’s proposed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) reporting rule would impose a myriad of obligations on business, and apply to those not usually subject to TSCA’s requirements...
The proposed legislation would demand the EPA to regulate PFOA and PFOS, as well as designate the two compounds as hazardous substances.
Yesterday the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would require EPA to regulate PFAS under every Federal environmental law that might possibly apply.
Part of a family of chemicals known as PFAS, GenX has been linked to liver and blood problems, as well as certain types of cancer. But EPA, tasked with regulating contaminants in drinking water, has no action planned to immediately crack down on the compound.
PFAS are a broad category of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured since the 1940s and have been used in a variety of products for their heat- and stain-resistance, including stain- and water-repellant fabrics, nonstick products, paints, lubricants, cleaning products and...
When it comes to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not messing around. The agency announced on June 10, 2021, three actions intended to protect communities from PFAS. This article summarizes the actions.
PFAS are increasingly getting the attention of consumers as well as wider news coverage. In addition, there are federal regulatory developments, state regulatory developments, research news, litigation developments, blogs, articles, and...
EPA has announced it is taking three actions with respect to PFAS under the TSCA: (1) proposing a rule that is designed to enact reporting requirements for PFAS products that are manufactured or imported in the United States; (2) eliminating guidance that EPA asserts...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on June 10, 2021, three actions intended to protect communities from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Late last week, the EPA announced its latest environmental justice initiative aimed at expanding Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).
On April 13, House lawmakers on Capitol Hill introduced the PFAS Action Act of 2021, a bill that would require the EPA to...
Lately, there have been numerous major developments related to increased regulation of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Changes are on the way for ASTM’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (“Phase I”) standard, the almost 30-year-old lynchpin of the transactional due diligence process.