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“California is one of several states that has started regulating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in drinking water, consumer products, personal protective equipment (“PPE”), and firefighting foam. 

In addition to the enacted regulations described below, a public comment period is currently underway regarding proposed Public Health Goals (“PHGs”) for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.  California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) has proposed PHGs of 0.007 ppt for PFOA and 1 ppt for PFOS, both of which will be considered by the State Water Board when setting Maximum Contaminant Levels for these compounds.  Businesses that discharge PFAS compounds in wastewater or into groundwater that may enter drinking water sources should be aware of the proposed PHGs, and evaluate whether a public comment is warranted.

This client alert reflects the status of PFAS regulations in California as of August 26, 2021.”…