The Environmental Protection Agency would have to take several steps to regulate and mitigate pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under a manager’s amendment to
The measure, compiled by the House Energy and Commerce Committee from several PFAS-focused bills, would:
- Effectively bar the manufacturing of new PFAS, sometimes known as “forever chemicals.”
- Direct the EPA to establish drinking water standards for the chemicals and designate certain PFAS as hazardous substances under the law that governs the Superfund cleanup program.
- Authorize $100 million in both fiscal 2020 and 2021 for a grant program to support the installation...