The US Environmental Protection Agency has officially released the final rules for PFAS reports

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has officially released the final rules for PFAS reports

On September 28, 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule for PFAS reporting, which was developed by the US authorities over a period of more than two years to advance the Action Plan to combat PFAS pollution, protect public health, and promote environmental justice. It is an important initiative in the EPA's strategic roadmap for PFAS, At that time, the largest ever database of perfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured and used in the United States will be provided to the EPA, its partners, and the public.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the final reporting and record keeping rules for perfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under Section 8 (a) (7) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This rule requires that manufacturers or importers of PFAS or PFAS containing items produced (including imported) in any year since 2011 must provide EPA with information on their use, production, disposal, exposure, and hazards within 18-24 months after the rule takes effect, and relevant records must be archived for 5 years. PFAS substances used as pesticides, food, food additives, drugs, cosmetics, or medical devices are exempt from this reporting obligation.