EPA Reg Det PFAS, WHO Coronavirus Tech Brief

Regulatory Determination for PFOA and PFOS

In today’s Federal Register (March 10, 2020; EPA_Fed Reg_CCL4_Reg Det), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published for a 60-day public comment period its regulatory determination for eight unregulated contaminants on the Candidate Contaminant List 4 (CCL4).  EPA is proposing the following regulatory decisions:

  1. EPA will develop regulations for: PFOS and PFOA.
  2. EPA will not regulate the following: 1,1- dichloroethane, acetochlor, methyl bromide (bromomethane), metolachlor, nitrobenzene, and RDX.

In the Federal Register document, EPA also presents updated information on three other CCL4 contaminants: strontium, 1,4-dioxane, and 1,2,3-trichloropropane.

Public comments are due May 11, 2020.

WHO Technical Brief on Coronavirus

Enclosed is a Technical Brief released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF on the coronavirus (“Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Waste Management for COVID-19” Tech Brief COVID-19_WHO_UNICEF_2020).