PFAS

PFAS

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PFAS regulation and enforcement is the new frontier in the world of environmental compliance. Proven expertise in handling emerging contaminants and adaption to evolving regulatory situations is crucial. Our team can help. August Mack brings more than 30 years of experience and a diverse staff of environmental and regulatory professionals that are adept handling these new enforcement situations from any angle from which they manifest. Combining our strengths in compliance, investigation, and remediation, our team can provide the most current knowledge of PFAS guidelines, provide life cycle evaluations of regulatory and liability risks, and guidance for navigating moving forward.

REGULATORY HISTORY OF PFAS

PFAS is a broad term for a group of more than 3,000 fluorinated chemicals that began to see common use in the middle of the 20th century for numerous applications such as non-stick cookware, coatings, paint, fire extinguishing foam, food wrappings, and textile coatings. Despite their effectiveness in industry, PFAS do not break down over time and can bio-accumulate in organisms, with studies indicating that some types display significant toxicity. Concern over long-term health impacts lead to a strong federal push for regulation.

In 2021, the US EPA issued a determination to regulate two types of PFAS – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) – and deem them hazardous substances. The rulings were finalized in 2024 and drinking water standards were established, bringing with them the first wave of enforcement.

THE AUGUST MACK APPROACH

It is likely that these rulings will have wide-reaching effects and are simply the first wave of PFAS-related regulatory activity, with more to come in the future. Handling changes in regulations can feel overwhelming, but it does not have to be. Having an experienced consultant by your side can help you stay ready and navigate these new and developing standards, as well as know what changes to expect for your current operations.

August Mack has stayed on the cutting edge of emerging contaminants and their evolving regulations’ effects since the 1990s and is equipped to handle any PFAS issues, whether in the field or in the court room. Our team will work with you to identify your specific PFAS-related needs, develop the most effective plan to address them, and partner with you the entire way to success.

PFAS-RELATED SERVICES

  • Guidance In Navigating New and Emerging PFAS Regulations
  • Regulatory & ESG Reporting
  • Litigation-Related Support
  • Raw Material Life Cycle Evaluations
  • Material & Usage Audits
  • Air, Surface Water, Groundwater, Wastewater, Soil, Sediment, Solid Waste Sampling & Characterization
  • Waste Minimization/PFAS Elimination Plans
  • PFAS Compliant Phase I Site Assessments & Investigations
  • Regulatory Risk Assessments
  • Liability Risk Assessments
  • PFAS Management Plans
  • Site Remediation Feasibility Studies, Remedial Design, & Implementation
  • Remedial System Operations & Maintenance

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  • PFAS Strategic Planning – Public Utility

    Categories: PFAS, Projects

    August Mack was retained by a large water and wastewater utility serving over 1,000,000 customers to develop its overall strategy for managing PFAS associated with its operations. The utility uses groundwater and surface water to provide drinking water to its customers and operates an extensive wastewater conveyance and treatment system to collect and treat stormwater [...]

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