Emerging Trends in PFAS Litigation: What You Need to Know

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have historically been used across various industries such as aerospace, biotechnology, and textiles, for their water-resistant and stain-resistant properties. However, over the past two decades, PFAS have come under significant litigation and regulatory scrutiny due to their persistence in the environment and potential health risks. [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:40:00-04:00June 11, 2024|News, PFAS|0 Comments

PFAS in 2024: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Last year, August Mack provided articles and webinars describing the likely forthcoming regulations for chemicals commonly referred to as “PFAS” or “per-and polyfluoryoalkyl substances”.  Well that time has arrived.  In April 2024, the U.S. EPA issued “the first ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:45:46-04:00June 11, 2024|News, PFAS|0 Comments

Are You Ready? EPA’s Concurrent Data Calls for TSCA

Many companies are already familiar with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) having been required to provide in depth information to the EPA in 2016 and in 2020 on the quantities manufactured or imported of certain chemicals along with their industrial processing and use, consumer and commercial applications, potential exposure [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:57:43-04:00June 11, 2024|Compliance, News|0 Comments

PFAS: No Longer “Non-Scope”

In April 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice that a final rule for publication will be submitted, designating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The final rule was published on May 8, 2024, [...]

By |2024-06-11T12:25:45-04:00June 11, 2024|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Navigating PFAS in 2024, Part IV: Emerging Trends in Litigation – What You Need to Know

Emerging trends in PFAS litigation reveal a rapidly evolving legal landscape, driven by increasing awareness of the environmental and health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Recent developments indicate a surge in lawsuits against manufacturers and users of PFAS, focusing on contamination of water supplies, soil, and air. Key [...]

By |2024-06-10T10:05:29-04:00June 6, 2024||0 Comments

Navigating PFAS in 2024, Part III: Understanding the Mandatory TSCA Data Call

PFAS is one of the hottest environmental topics today. Despite the thousands of industrial PFAS applications and PFAS-containing consumer products that exist, the quantities manufactured and imported, the exposure risks, long-term consequences to health and the environment, and the need to regulate certain uses are not well understood or documented. [...]

By |2024-06-10T10:15:11-04:00June 6, 2024||0 Comments

Navigating PFAS in 2024, Part II: No Longer “Non-Scope”

The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) classification of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) as hazardous substances is a significant shift in the environmental due diligence world. The designation of PFOS and PFOA compounds as hazardous substances reinforces the need for more robust environmental assessments as part of [...]

By |2024-06-10T10:14:37-04:00June 6, 2024||0 Comments

PFAS Regulations Are Coming: What You Need to Know

PFAS or “per-and polyfluoryoalkyl substances” are a class of compounds (several thousand) that contain a chain of carbon and fluorine in their structure.   PFAS have been used globally for over 60 years, and are still being used because of their many useful properties – they are chemically inert; resistant to [...]

By |2023-04-21T16:01:11-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments
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