As communities across the nation discover PFAS in their drinking water, surface waters, groundwater and soils, states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have embarked on parallel paths to set standards for drinking water and groundwater cleanup. Timelines differ, with some states moving out ahead of EPA to adopt their own standards, and questions persist as to how federal and state standards will align. In this webinar, the EPA Office of Water discusses actions it has taken under the PFAS Action Plan and the process the agency must follow to adopt a nationwide standard as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. EPA also discusses the timeline for standard setting and next steps, and how a nationwide standard would interact with state standards.
Welcome and Introduction
- Bevin Buchheister, Senior Policy Analyst, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
Overview of EPA Action Plan and other PFAS efforts
- Joseph A. Brazauskas Jr., Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
- Taylor Meredith, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, EPA