EPA considers eliminating exemptions for companies that use small amounts of PFAS

The EPA is proposing to end an exemption used to avoid disclosing certain PFAS releases.

PFAS are man-made products known as forever chemicals, and contamination has prevented some ag operations from selling their products.

Under the current exemption, facilities do not have to report PFAS when they are found in low concentrations. The proposed rule would change that.

Better reporting could help the ag industry as PFAS chemicals can travel through air, water, and soil in the form of residuals like bio-solids, industrial sludges, and ash.