Seventeen AGs Urged EPA to Strengthen PFAS Regulations

Acting Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry led 17 attorneys general in comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to add per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of “Chemicals of Special Concern” under the Toxic Release Inventory of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The Toxic Release Inventory collects data about certain chemicals that can be used by communities. The AGs called on EPA to move quickly in finalizing the proposal, which would prevent any regulatory exemptions for PFAS reporting under the program. The AGs urged EPA to go a step further by ensuring that any PFAS added to the Toxic Release Inventory in the future are also automatically listed as Chemicals of Special Concern.