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As previously reported, the Biden administrative is expected to make PFAS regulation and enforcement a priority by, among other things: designating PFAS as hazardous substances, setting enforceable limits under the Safe Drinking Water Act, prioritizing substitutes through procurement policies, and accelerating toxicity studies and research. Plan to Secure Environmental Justice and Economic Opportunity.

On February 3, 2021, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a public hearing on the nomination of Michael S. Regan to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since 2017, Regan has led the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality as Secretary. In that role, Secretary Regan has been credited with leading the state’s negotiations with Chemours over its Fayetteville plant and PFAS impacts to the Cape Fear River. See Consent Order documents.

PFAS questions came early in the nomination hearing from Democratic Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, two other states where PFAS issues have been major focuses of investigation, enforcement and regulation…”