“Dr. Peter Grevatt, who heads EPA’s Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, was recently tasked by EPA chief Scott Pruitt to head a major national task force to address widespread contamination and public concerns over a range of fluorinated chemistries.

Finishing Industry Under States’ Scrutiny – The plating and finishing industry is one of several chemical manufacturer and user sectors coming under new scrutiny by state regulatory agencies — particularly in the Great Lakes states, but also in the northeast, southeast and California.

States recently called upon EPA to bring national attention and a strategy for action to the issue. The emerging focus is not only on perfluorooactane sulfonate (PFOS), which NASF worked to phase-out in mist suppressants and surfactants with regulators several years ago, but also PFOS replacements and other chemistries viewed as posing potential health and environmental threats…

Last week, NASF industry leaders, state agency officials, local publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and others met at a Michigan NASF Grand Rapids formal briefing to discuss the state’s next steps in requiring POTWs to survey finishers statewide and determine what actions may be necessary. For more information on Michigan activity, click here.

EPA Hosting National Summit in Washington, May 22-23, 2018 – With increased media attention and growing concern from states, the media and the public, EPA recently announced it will host a National Summit on May 22, 2018 to hear from Governors, local officials, scientists and others on how best to address per and polyfluoroakyl (PFAS) substances.

Peter Grevatt is leading the National Summit effort for EPA, and NASF Washington Forum attendees will look forward to hearing his perspective and outlook. For more information on the EPA’s National Leadership PFAS Summit, click here.”

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