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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF93 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Regulatory Determinations for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFAS) 

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make regulatory determinations on at least five contaminants on the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). The CCL is a list of contaminants that are currently not subject to any proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water regulations, but are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems. The fourth CCL (CCL 4) includes 97 chemicals and 12 microbial contaminants. It includes, among others, chemicals used in commerce, pesticides, biological toxins, disinfection byproducts, pharmaceuticals and waterborne pathogens. Two contaminants included on CCL 4 are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). The EPA intends to make preliminary regulatory determinations for PFOA and PFOS and other CCL4 contaminants by the end of 2019. Making a preliminary regulatory determination is the next regulatory step in the SDWA, which could result in the Agency establishing a maximum contaminant level for PFOA and PFOS.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq., Safe Drinking Water Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Under Safe Drinking Water Act.  01/04/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  12/00/2019 
Final Action  12/00/2020 
Additional Information: Publication of the final determinations by January 2021. (SDWA requires that regulatory determinations be made every five years. (SDWA, section 1412(b)(1)(B)(ii)). The last determination (RD3) was published in January 2016.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Julie Javier
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 4607M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2335

Zeno Bain
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4607M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-5970