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Despite EPA Statement, CWA Waiver For Groundwater Remain Uncertain

EPA’s attempt earlier this year to provide a bright-line exclusion from Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation for pollution releases to groundwater has done little to provide clarity to states, which continue to take various approaches to the issue, and legal observers say it is uncertain whether the Supreme Court will resolve the issue with a pending case.

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Despite EPA Statement, CWA Waiver For Groundwater Remains Uncertain

EPA’s attempt earlier this year to provide a bright-line exclusion from Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation for pollution releases to groundwater has done little to provide clarity to states, which continue to take various approaches to the issue, and legal observers say it is uncertain whether the Supreme Court will resolve the issue with a pending case.

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Chemical Companies Back PFAS Policies, Bolstering Legislative Push

DuPont and Chemours, two of the companies significantly involved in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) issues, are backing a series of legislative amendments requiring EPA to regulate the substances under several environmental laws, bolstering efforts by lawmakers to win passage of the legislation in a pending defense bill.

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EPA releases draft water reuse action plan

Developed in coordination with other federal agencies, EPA is proposing 46 actions to better coordinate policies to ensure water availability and mitigate the risks posed by droughts.

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EPA Calls PFAS Sampling Priority, But Rejects Jersey Push On Draft Levels

EPA Region 2 is effectively agreeing with New Jersey regulators that sampling for emerging contaminants, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), at Superfund sites in the state “is a priority,” prompting concern from at least one industry attorney who questions whether EPA is requiring more sampling than is necessary.

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White House Objects To Senate’s Bipartisan PFAS Provisions

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is “strongly” objecting to numerous provisions in Senate-passed defense legislation that would require EPA to craft a series of new drinking water, toxics and reporting rules for perfluorinated chemicals and mandate that the Defense Department (DOD) mitigate its past use of the chemicals.

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New studies raise concerns about short-chain PFAS

The studies by a team of researchers at Auburn University and from the National Toxicology Program call into question industry claims about the risks of some short-chain perfluorinated chemicals.

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Touting TVA Pact, Environmentalists Aim To Drop High Court Coal Ash Suit

Environmentalists are asking the Supreme Court to dismiss their appeal of a ruling that rejected their suit seeking stricter closure mandates for a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) coal ash disposal site, saying they have reached a pact with TVA and state officials that sets strict cleanup requirements and could be a model for other ash site plaintiffs.

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Medical device makers press lawmakers to drop PFAS measures

The group says House amendments designating PFAS as “hazardous” would undermine development of life-saving medical devices which have been approved by the FDA.

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House panel schedules oversight hearing on Trump’s CWA policies

EPA water chief David Ross is scheduled to testify at a Sept. 18 Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on the Trump administration’s Clean Water Act policy initiatives.

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