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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AG10 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Organic Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibers Point Source Category: PFAS Discharges 
Abstract:

In February 2019, EPA announced in the Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Action Plan that the Agency was taking steps to evaluate if industrial sources warranted regulation through national Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs) to address PFAS discharges. After studying the available data regarding wastewater discharges from facilities that manufacture PFAS, the EPA is initiating a rulemaking to revise ELGs for these manufacturers. As a preliminary step, the EPA intends to publish an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit data and information regarding manufacturers of PFAS and the presence and treatment of PFAS in discharges from this industrial category. The EPA also intends to request information regarding PFAS formulators, which are facilities that produce a variety of PFAS products and materials from PFAS feedstocks. The EPA was able to obtain only limited data regarding formulators through publicly available sources, and additional information would inform the Agency’s consideration of discharges from PFAS formulators and the need for updated ELGs for these facilities. PFAS manufacturers and formulators are currently regulated under the Organic Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) ELGs found at 40 CFR part 414. Based, in part, on the public comments EPA receives on the ANPRM, the EPA intends to develop a proposed regulation.

 
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: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 414   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., Clean Water Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian D'Amico
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 4303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1069
Fax:202 566-1053
Email: damico.brian@epa.gov

Jesse Pritts
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 5202P, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1038
Email: pritts.jesse@epa.gov