On February 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan with a focus on the potential impacts of PFAS compounds in the environment. The EPA's Action Plan presents a framework for future federal regulatory initiatives, but many states in the Northeast have already taken steps to regulate these substances.
PFAS are a family of chemicals. Their widespread product applications range from nonstick cookware and electronics to medical garments and firefighting foam. These chemicals are persistent in the environment. They don't break down easily, and they can accumulate over time. PFAS compounds may be present at sites throughout the country and can present remediation challenges.
The EPA's PFAS Action Plan describes long- and short-term actions that include the following:
In the absence of enforceable federal standards, many states, particularly in the Northeast, have proposed or developed their own regulatory guidance or standards relating to PFAS in drinking water and groundwater. These efforts have varied by state and reflect a range of approaches to regulating PFAS, including:
The EPA's PFAS Action Plan is the latest regulatory development as federal and state agencies continue to assess potential health risks from PFAS. These efforts will impact the regulated community, including, for example, in connection with remediation efforts and due diligence for various property and corporate transactions.Should you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed in the sidebar.
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Boston attorneys William Pezzoni, Jared Ross and Justin Hannan gave a presentation on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) before Chamber of Commerce and City Economic Development members in New Bedford, MA.
On June 6, Von Sanborn will serve as the moderator at an Opportunity Zones program presented by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Connecticut Chapter and held at the Shore & Country Club in Norwalk, CT.
Beth Barton spoke on a plenary panel, "Hot Topics in Sustainable Redevelopment Throughout the Northeast," at the 10th Annual Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) presented by the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast and held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.
Craig Gianetti, a partner in Day Pitney's Real Estate & Land Use group, has been elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJBSA).
Day Pitney's representation of Cottontail Holdings LLC and Two Franklin Realty is noted in an article, "NJ Office Complex Overvalued By $15M, State Tax Court Says," published by Law360 Tax Authority.
Peter Wolfson was mentioned in an article, "Over-Capacity Crowd for Madison Historic Preservation Commission's Hearing on Proposed Movie Theater Redevelopment," published by Tapinto.net.
Kate Coffey was mentioned in an article, "Planning Board Grants Preliminary Approval for Assisted Living Facility," published by centraljersey.com.
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