January 16, 2013
2012 Progress Reports now available. See the reports and summary tables.
September 30, 2013
EPA issued a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) (PDF) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to:
- Require companies to report 90 days in advance of all new uses of long-chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylic (LCPFAC) chemicals as part of carpets or to treat carpets, including the import of new carpet containing LCPFACs.
- Add seven perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS) chemicals to the existing PFAS SNUR (40 CFR 721.9582), and amend that SNUR to include "processing" in the definition of significant new use for PFAS chemicals.
February 8, 2012
Eight companies participating in the 2010/15 PFOA Stewardship Program are on track to meet their commitment to phase out use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (LCPFCs) by the end of 2015. View the fifth annual progress reports from the eight companies. Read more.