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January 9, 2020

Council Opposes H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act

In a letter to Congressional leaders today, ACEC expressed its opposition to legislation that would designate certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund.

"While we agree that aggressive steps are needed to protect water resources from PFAS contamination, we believe ongoing efforts at the federal level to develop risk-based regulations offer a more effective approach to address this problem," ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr wrote to Committee on Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR).

Darr continued: "By designating certain PF AS chemicals as hazardous substances under Superfund, we are concerned that such action could upset the progress already made to address this challenge, divert resources away from more pressing threats to water quality, and impose significant costs and liability on our water utility clients and the ratepayers they serve."

Click here to read the letter.


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