Read the full article by Daniel C.W. Narvey (National Law Review)

“On Monday, March 29, 2021, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) sued the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and related entities (DNR) to block the DNR’s currently applied program of collecting and analyzing wastewater effluent samples from industrial facilities and municipal publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

In communications with these regulated entities, DNR has stated that the purpose of its PFAS sampling program is ‘to gather facility effluent data from diverse facilities in order to project economic impacts of the PFAS surface water standard rule creation expected for 2021. This data will also allow the [DNR] to work with stakeholders to create practicable plans for implementation of these upcoming standards…’”