EPA Releases PFAS Pollution Roadmap by ACWA Staff Oct 18, 2021 Water News WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a comprehensive strategic roadmap to address PFAS contamination. The PFAS Strategic Roadmap (Roadmap) is a multi-year plan that guides the agency’s current and future activities to research, restrict and remediate PFAS. The Roadmap is the product of the EPA Council on PFAS, established in April 2021, and includes regulatory, administrative, and enforcement approaches that EPA intends to take to address PFAS pollution. As a part of the Roadmap, the agency will soon launch a new national testing strategy that requires PFAS manufacturers to provide EPA with toxicity data and information on categories of PFAS chemicals. Other upcoming agency actions include plans to: Set enforceable drinking water limits for two PFAS, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), under the Safe Drinking Water Act Designate certain PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Establish timelines for action on PFAS effluent guideline limitations under the Clean Water Act Conduct a review of actions on PFAS under the Toxic Substances Control Act Increase PFAS monitoring, data collection and research Issue a final toxicity assessment for what are known as GenX chemicals, including PFAS Continue work to build up a technical foundation to inform future actions on PFAS air emissions under the Clean Air Act EPA will be hosting stakeholder engagement sessions regarding PFAS, including two webinars on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. More information about the Roadmap and webinars, including registration details, are available on the EPA’s website.