Read the full article by Patrick Joyce, Jeryl Olson, Andrew Perellis, Craig Simonsen (JD Supra)

Seyfarth Synopsis: This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final rule to add per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals required to be reported annually under the EPCRA Section 313 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements, and established a 100-pound reporting threshold for these substances. TRI Reporters need to collect information beginning in 2020,  for the July 2021 report of 2020 releases. 

We had previously blogged that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Adds Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals to TRI and about the EPA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals. In advance of the formal publication of the final rule in the Federal Register very soon, the Agency has published a pre-publication draft of the rule in a notice entitled:  EPA Takes Next Step to Implement PFAS Legislation,; the pre-publication notice lists the 172 PFAS that will shortly be subject to reporting under TRI.  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, and other chemicals. PFAS can be found in food, commercial household products, the workplace, drinking water, and in living organisms, including fish, animals, and humans…”