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California Agencies Disclose Imminent Issuance of PFAS Investigative Orders

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On March 6, 2019, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) hosted a workshop featuring a panel of representatives from various federal and state agencies and environmental advocacy organizations to present information to the SWRCB and the public regarding per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS). The PFAS workshop resulted in a wide diversity of opinions and criticisms from both public and nonprofit organizations. PFAS consist of thousands of different fluorinated compounds that have attracted significant regulatory attention nationwide based on their widespread use and release [...]Read more

Food Packaging Alert: Increasing State Scrutiny of PFAs, BPA and BPS

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Washington recently passed legislation that will examine and possibly lead to a ban on perfluorinated chemicals (PFAs) in food packaging.  Under Washington’s Healthy Food Packaging Act (H.B. 2658/S.B. 6396), which takes effect June 7, the Department of Ecology is required to identify safer alternatives to PFAs by January 1, 2020.  If Ecology succeeds in doing so, the law will ban PFAs in paper food packaging two years later, on January 1, 2022.  If Ecology does not find safer alternatives, Ecology will be required to review safer alternatives every year.  When Ecology finds an acceptable [...]Read more