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EPA to Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Nationwide PFAS Action Plan

MEDIA ADVISORY

02/13/2019
Contact Information: 
Bill Dunbar (dunbar.bill@epa.gov)
206-553-1019

Seattle - Please join U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Chris Hladick for a press conference call tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 10:00 am PST. On the call, Mr. Hladick will unveil EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan.

EPA’s Action Plan will move forward with the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) process outlined in the Safe Drinking Water Act for PFOA and PFOS—two of the most well-known and prevalent PFAS chemicals; continue our enforcement actions and clarify our clean up strategies; expand monitoring of PFAS in the environment; and enhance our research and scientific foundation for addressing PFAS by developing new analytical methods and tools.

WHO:    EPA Region 10 Regional Administrator, Chris Hladick

WHAT: Region 10 PFAS Action Plan Press Conference Call

WHEN: Thursday, February 14
              10:00 am PST

HOW: Dial 1-844-438-5791, use conference I.D.: 4096439

Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler’s 9:00 am EST press conference will be livestreamed at: www.epa.gov/live

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