Effective January 1, 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, collectively known as PFAS, to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). Until the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was enacted on December 20, 2019, no PFAS chemicals were covered by the TRI program.
It is important to note that nothing is changing for TRI reporting in 2020 and as with all legislative and policy developments that affect our clients, we will continue to monitor changes closely.
Understanding the Reporting Implications
It is key that you understand the reporting implications if you manufacture, process or use PFAS in any way. If your facility is in a TRI-covered industry sector and you determine that PFAS-containing materials are present at your site, you should begin to track and collect data on how you manufacture, process or use PFAS throughout 2020.
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