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Environmental & Energy

May 26, 2021

Biden administration renews focus on federal PFAS regulation

Until recently, individual states led the initial push to comprehensively regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Until recently, individual states led the initial push to comprehensively regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, collectively, “PFAS,” a group of man-made persistent and bio-accumulative chemicals that includes perfluorooctanoic acid, known as “PFOA,” perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, aka “PFOS,” and GenX, among others, leading to a patchwork of disjointed regulatory requirements throughout the country. While the federal government initiated efforts to regulate PFA...

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