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“Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) in a letter to the White House on Wednesday said the Biden administration has frozen a ‘significant’ action on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) drinking water standards with a recent executive order and asked the administration to ‘promptly’ publish the rule in question.

In the letter to White House chief of staff Ron Klain, Capito said Klain’s Jan. 20 memo, which froze all new or pending rules until the administration can review them, affected the PFAS rule.

‘I have long taken a lead role in bipartisan efforts to address PFAS, and of significant importance to me is the timely action of EPA [the Environmental Protection Agency] to promulgate a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act,’ Capito, the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, wrote in the letter Wednesday.

The letter notes that the EPA finalized a determination to regulate two PFAS substances, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid under the Safe Drinking Water Act on Jan. 15…”