CERCLA Liability For PFAS Contamination On Track To Begin In 2023

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, January 18, 2022
By: Olivia Rangaswami, Taft Stettinius & Hollister

On Jan. 10, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget that will designate PFOA and PFOS as “Superfund hazardous substances.” In designating PFOA and PFOS (collectively “PFAS”) as a “hazardous substance” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the EPA can force parties responsible for PFAS contamination to pay for remediation. If the Office of Management and Budget does not object to the EPA’s proposal within 90 days, the proposal will be subject to public comment and will likely become a final rule in 2023. Read more.

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