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PFAS Products Ban Set To Hit Colorado

PFAS Products Ban Set To Hit Colorado

A PFAS products ban bill now sits on the desk of the governor of Colorado, the last step before the piece of legislation becomes state law. The bill, HB 1345, would ban the use of PFAS in a variety of consumer goods, which follows in the footsteps of several other...

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PFAS and Waste Industry CERCLA Concerns

PFAS and Waste Industry CERCLA Concerns

We previously provided an update regarding the EPA’s notification to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that it intends to move forward with regulating PFOA and PFOS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. We further detailed the growing movement...

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SAB PFAS Report May Be Finalized This Week

SAB PFAS Report May Be Finalized This Week

We previously commented on the significance of the four days of hearings held by the Science Advisory Board (SAB) on issues related to the EPA’s proposals to regulate two legacy PFAS – PFOA and PFOS – in drinking water. On April 1, 2022, the SAB PFAS report was...

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Washington PFAS Law Takes Aim At Consumer Goods

Washington PFAS Law Takes Aim At Consumer Goods

On March 31, 2022, Washington's Governor signed into law a bill that significantly accelerates the state’s initiative to develop regulations for various consumer goods that contain PFAS. With increasing attention being given to PFAS in consumer goods in the media,...

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PFAS Class Action Lawsuit Updates

PFAS Class Action Lawsuit Updates

On March 8, 2022, the Ohio court issued an opinion in the Hardwick v. 3M case in which it certified a PFAS class action lawsuit that would include over seven million people. In addition, the court left open the possibility that citizens from additional states outside...

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PFAS Air Regulations Proposed By House

PFAS Air Regulations Proposed By House

In the latest federal legislative move to try to force the EPA to take quicker action than contemplated by the agency's PFAS Roadmap of 2021, a bill was recently introduced in the House that would require the EPA to set air emission limits for all PFAS under the Clean...

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PFAS CERCLA Exemptions Movement Grows

PFAS CERCLA Exemptions Movement Grows

We previously provided an update regarding the EPA’s notification to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that it intends to move forward with regulating PFOA and PFOS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA. Given the enormous financial consequences...

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Washington PFAS Ban For Cosmetics Stalls

Washington PFAS Ban For Cosmetics Stalls

We previously provided an update on legislation in Washington state that was proposing to ban cosmetics that contained PFAS in the state. The Washington PFAS ban for cosmetics received considerable attention and passed the state Senate, but failed to make it out of...

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