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EPA Announces Plans to Regulate PFAS in Industrial Effluent (1)

Sept. 8, 2021, 8:17 PMUpdated: Sept. 9, 2021, 12:33 AM

The EPA said Wednesday it will begin regulating PFAS as part of three water rules it plans to write under wastewater pollution guidelines.

The Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to revise its effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards in the organic chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibers category to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from industrial discharges.

The agency also plans to revise the metal finishing category of the guidelines to address PFAS discharges from chromium electroplating facilities. And it plans to revise the guidelines’ meat and poultry products category to address nutrient discharges.

The rulemakings are being conducted ...

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