JD Supra: EPA Proposes Collecting Data From PFAS Manufacturers — A new proposed rule from the EPA seeks to start collecting data from PFAS manufacturers that may pave the way for future rules that could apply to PFAS chemicals. The rule covers at least 1,364 types of PFAS, and EPA predicts that this proposed rule will affect the petroleum, coal, chemical, plastics, car, and machinery manufacturing industries.
Food Safety Magazine: FDA Provides Update on Sampling and Testing Efforts of PFAS in the Food Supply — The newly posted results from FDA’s most recent analysis of 94 samples of a variety of food products found only one sample of cod to have detectable levels of two types of PFAS. FDA has determined that the PFAS levels found in the sample do not present a human health concern.
Enid News & Eagle: Legislation Aims to Clean Up ‘Filthy Fifty’ Military Sites — Legislation has been introduced in Congress to provide $10 billion to help clean up contamination at military bases across the country. The Clean Water for Military Families Act would require the Department of Defense to conduct investigations and remediate PFAS contamination at qualifying facilities.
The Fayetteville Observer: EPA Urged to Reconsider Trump-Era Chemours Decision on Chemical Testing — A bipartisan group of North Carolina representatives in Congress are urging the EPA to require Chemours to pay for testing to determine how PFAS might impact residents and the environment nearby. The petition asks the EPA to reconsider a decision made by the Trump administration last year that denied a petition from local environmental groups.
The Wall Street Journal: A Covid Commission Americans Can Trust — In this recent commentary for WSJ, two doctors explain how they think a scientific commission could rebuild trust with the American people post-COVID. “For a commission to be credible, it needs to be broad in both scope and membership. Members can’t have conflicts of interest. If the public perceives the commission is a whitewash, distrust in the scientific community will erode further.”