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2020-07-29EPA Continues to Aggressively Address PFAS on the Federal, State, and Local Level
WASHINGTON (July 28, 2020) — Aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continues to be an active and ongoing priority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In July alone, EPA has made significant progress implementing the PFAS Action Plan —the most comprehensive cross-agency plan ever to address an emerging chemical of concern. Together, these efforts are helping EPA, states, tribes, and local communities across the country target PFAS reductions and protect public health. [ full text ]

2020-06-11Pesticide distributor agrees to settle alleged EPA pesticide labeling violations --
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with pesticide distributor CH2O of Tumwater resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Under the terms of a recently signed and filed (May 28) Consent Agreement and Final Order, CH2O will pay a civil penalty of $92,900 to resolve the alleged violations. CH2O is a specialty water treatment company serving public institutions, industries, and agriculture with water treatment chemicals and technologies. [ full text ]

2020-06-01Water Environment Federation Releases Supplemental Resource on COVID-19: Residuals and Biosolids Issues Concerning COVID-19 Virus
To provide further clarification on the virus that causes COVID-19 infections, which is technically named SARS-CoV-2, and concerns about how it relates to residuals, sludge, and biosolids for water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) as well as the wastewater sector at large, this article includes a review of available data related to the virus and surrogates as well as their potential associations with residuals, sludge, and biosolids. [ full text ]

2020-05-29EPA Compliance Advisory warning people about products that make claims to kill coronavirus but may not be approved for that purpose.
The purpose of the Compliance Advisory is to address concerns related to products being used to disinfect surfaces which include claims to kill and/or be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19. [ full text ]

2020-05-18Water Environment Federation Releases Supplemental Resources on COVID-19
An update and expansion on “The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19” [ full text ]