EPA to Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Nation Wide PFAS Action Plan

EPA Region 1 is hosting a Regional Press Conference to announce the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan Action Plan. The event will be at 11:00am tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the New England Regional Laboratory.  EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Assistant Administrator – and former EPA New England Regional Administrator – Alexandra Dunn will unveil the Agency’s PFAS Action Plan.

EPA’s Action Plan will move forward with the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) process outlined in the Safe Drinking Water Act for PFOA and PFOS—two of the most well-known and prevalent PFAS chemicals, continue our enforcement actions and clarify our clean up strategies, expand monitoring of PFAS in the environment, and enhance our research and scientific foundation for addressing PFAS by developing new analytical methods and tools.

WHO: EPA OCSPP Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn

WHAT: PFAS Action Plan Press Conference

WHERE: New England Regional Laboratory
11 Technology Drive, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

*Event is open to the public. Note: Please bring a photo ID and leave time for security screening

WHEN: Thursday, February 14
11:00 am EST

Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler’s 9:00 am EST press conference will be livestreamed at: www.epa.gov/live