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Pennsylvania lawmakers counter Guard’s appeal of PFAS permit limits

The lawmakers want President Joe Biden to call on the Air National Guard to drop a challenge of discharge limits for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that the state is requiring at a Guard base.

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Senators Query EPA’s Fox On WOTUS But Signal Easy Confirmation

EPA water office nominee Radhika Fox reiterated her pledge to work with states and industry groups on a new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule at her Senate confirmation hearing, drawing praise from Republicans who raised no objection to her confirmation even as they warned her against reviving the Obama-era water policy.

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Scientist Says ATSDR Study Underlines Gulf In PFAS Toxicity Findings

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) decision to finalize risk levels for key per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) much more stringent than EPA’s figures shows the difficulty of finding consensus on safe exposure levels to even a few of the thousands of perfluorinated chemicals, a scientist says.

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As NAS Weighs Advice To Clinicians, Citizens Call For PFAS Medical Testing

Citizens affected by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Midwest told a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel that they support medical testing of PFAS in communities and incorporating PFAS-related protocols into medical screenings just as other potential exposures are screened for during health appointments.

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Arizona governor urges quick DOD action on PFAS cleanups

Arizona Gov. Douglas Ducey (R) is asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to promptly take action to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) migrating from military bases in his state.

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ATSDR Maintains Strict Draft PFAS Risk Levels In Final Toxicity Report

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final toxicological profile for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), preserving without changes the minimal risk levels (MRLs) it proposed in 2018 -- all at levels more conservative than those EPA has used to craft its own exposure limits.

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ATSDR Maintains Strict Draft PFAS Risk Levels In Final Toxicity Report

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final toxicological profile for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), preserving without changes the minimal risk levels (MRLs) it proposed in 2018 -- all at levels more conservative than those EPA has used to craft its own exposure limits.

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Air Force Fights Growing Calls To Comply With State PFAS Cleanup Limits

Despite a push from members of Congress and Michigan’s governor for the military to meet state cleanup requirements for sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Air Force officials are maintaining that they have discretion in determining whether to comply with the state standards.

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Biden EPA Might Be Unable To Find ‘Middle Ground’ On WOTUS Policy

Despite recent pledges from EPA Administrator Michael Regan that the agency plans to seek stakeholder input in crafting a balanced definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS), former agency water officials say it will be nearly impossible to craft a “middle ground” policy due to the entrenched positions of key stakeholders.

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EPA Limits Use Of TSCA ‘Low-Volume’ Exemption For PFAS Approvals

EPA says it will largely halt use of TSCA’s “low-volume exemption” (LVE) when approving use of new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and plans to “work cooperatively” with industry to withdraw some past approvals, even as environmentalists are pushing to block use of any such exemptions when approving PFAS.

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