The EPA’s Office of Water has signed the prepublication version of the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) 5 which contains a wide variety of chemicals that the agency has honed in on for future regulation, including a group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The CCL and previous editions
- The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was initially passed in 1974 (amended in 1986 and 1996) to protect the U.S. drinking water supply. The Act allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set national primary drinking water regulations (NPDWR) to protect against naturally-occurring or man-made contaminants in drinking water.
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