News Releases from Region 09
Media Advisory: EPA to Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Nationwide PFAS Action Plan
SAN FRANCISCO (February 13, 2019) – Tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Mike Stoker and EPA Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) Assistant Administrator Chad McIntosh will unveil the Agency’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 PFAS in the environment and expanding our research and scientific foundation for addressing PFAS by developing new analytical methods and tools.
WHO: EPA Regional Administrator Mike Stoker
Assistant Administrator Chad McIntosh, Office of International and Tribal Affairs
WHAT: PFAS Action Plan Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Thursday, February 14, 1:00 p.m. in American Samoa
Friday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. in Guam and CNMI
WHERE: Audio and Q&A
International: (209) 949-3630
In the U.S.: (855) 493-3507
Conference Code: 9679849
Livestream Video at https://video.epa.gov
– enter conference ID email@example.com and your name
– join the meeting (video only) as Guest
For more information on joining, visit www.epa.gov/region-9-documents/pfas-call-instructions
The event will be open to the public and press.
Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler’s 9:00 am EST February 14 press conference will be livestreamed at: www.epa.gov/live
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