Letter to Senate Committees Urging Amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 4543) Regarding PFAS

On August 5, 2022, EPN sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Environment and Public Works regarding S. 4543, the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. We urged the Committee to adopt two amendments into S. 4543 regarding critical actions on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): 1) Require EPA to use the definition of PFAS developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the PFAS reporting rule mandated by the FY2020 NDAA, and 2) Require EPA to promulgate national technology-based PFAS permit limits for the wastewater discharges of ten industries by 2027. We further recommended that S. 4543 authorize adequate funds for EPA to expeditiously promulgate national permit limits for these industries.

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