Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances; Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting

EPA is soliciting information from the public regarding proposing a future rule on adding certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA).

In considering a chemical for addition to the EPCRA section 313 list, EPA bases its listing decision on the chemical’s hazard (i.e., toxicity), not the risk (i.e., toxicity plus potential exposures) related to that chemical. EPA is requesting comment on which, if any, PFAS should be evaluated for listing, how to list them, and what would be appropriate reporting thresholds given their persistence and bioaccumulation potential. Lastly, EPA asks for any additional data to inform the Agency’s evaluation and determination of which PFAS may meet the EPCRA section 313 listing criteria.

Comments must be received on or before February 3, 2020.–and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-community-right-to-know-toxic-chemical