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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH09 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Designating PFOA and PFOS as CERCLA Hazardous Substances 
Abstract: On February 14, 2019, EPA issued a PFAS Action Plan, which responded to extensive public interest and input the agency had received and represented the first time EPA has built a multi-media, multi-program, national communication and research plan to address an emerging environmental challenge like PFAS. This Plan was updated on February 26, 2020. EPA's Action Plan identified both short-term solutions for addressing these chemicals and long-term strategies that may provide the tools and technologies states, tribes, and local communities requested to provide clean and safe drinking water to their residents and to address PFAS at the source before it gets into the water. The designation of PFOA and PFOS as CERCLA hazardous substances was one of several actions mentioned in the PFAS Action Plan. The new administration is in discussions about how to proceed with this effort. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 302   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9602   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 314110 Carpet and Rug Mills; 322121 Paper (except Newsprint) Mills; 322130 Paperboard Mills; 324110 Petroleum Refineries; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 325992 Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; 332813 Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring; 424710 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 488119 Other Airport Operations; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill; 811192 Car Washes; 922160 Fire Protection 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michelle Schutz
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 603-8708
Email: schutz.michelle@epa.gov