McGlinchey in the News
EPA Mulling PFAS Regulations Under Superfund, Waste Statutes
Attorney Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) is quoted in an article in Bloomberg Law on EPA’s regulations for PFAS chemicals under Superfund and waste management statutes.
It’s more likely the EPA will act under RCRA rather than CERCLA, according to Michael R. Blumenthal, of counsel at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in Cleveland.
“The more practical approach is to list waste containing PFAS as a hazardous material under RCRA allowing for more stringent monitoring of its production and disposal,” he said in an email. “This will require manufacturers to take a ‘cradle-to-grave’ approach toward managing their PFAS production and regulate PFAS use and disposal in all stages of the PFAS lifecycle.”
The statute also enables the agency to conduct regular inspections to evaluate whether manufacturers, as well as treatment, storage, or disposal facilities, are complying with the regulations, he said.
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