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“WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced the creation of a new council to accelerate and coordinate efforts to reduce and remediate the toxic ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS.

‘We’re glad to see the administrator continues to make PFAS a priority, and we ultimately need a whole of government approach to PFAS that includes the Department of Defense, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration, not just the EPA,’ said Scott Faber, the Environmental Working Group’s senior vice president for government affairs.

‘We’re also glad to see the administrator say that this new council is no substitute for quick action, such as a hazardous substance designation, a drinking water standard, restrictions on industrial releases, a moratorium on new PFAS and a moratorium on the disposal of PFAS wastes,’ he said.

The EPA separately announced a decision to close a loophole, called the low-volume exemption, that allowed some new PFAS to enter the marketplace while avoiding EPA scrutiny for health impacts…”