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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AG18 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Rulemaking 

On March 3, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Fourth Regulatory Determinations in Federal Register, including a determination to regulate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water. Per the Safe Drinking Water Act, following publication of the Regulatory Determination, the Administrator shall propose a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) and a national primary drinking water regulation (NPDWR) not later than 24 months after determination and promulgate a NPDWR within 18 months after proposal (the statute authorizes a 9-month extension of this promulgation date). With this action, EPA intends to develop a proposed national primary drinking water regulation for PFOA and PFOS, and as appropriate, take final action. Additionally, EPA will continue to consider other PFAS as part of this action. This action provides a key commitment in EPA's 'PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA's Commitments to Action 2021-2024.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 141    40 CFR 142   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300f et seq. Safe Drinking Water Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Safe Drinking Water Act  03/03/2023 
Final  Statutory  Safe Drinking Water Act  09/03/2024 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2022 
Final Action  12/00/2023 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by Executive Order 13211.  Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Stephanie Flaharty
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
4601M, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-5072