The National Defense Authorization Act of 2020 added 172 PFAS compounds to the list of chemicals that must be evaluated for reporting in the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). As a result, facilities will need to identify any materials that contain these PFAS compounds above de minimis levels. PFAS are used in a wide range of materials, often at relatively low concentrations.
Once these materials are identified, facilities need to conduct a threshold evaluation to determine if reporting is required. Understanding how to identify PFAS-containing materials and assess and prepare threshold calculations is critical to knowing whether you have to report.
Topics will include:
- Environmental Issues Due to PFAS
- Implications of the Expanding PFAS TRI Regulations
- How TRI Has Changed as a Result of the PFAS Act of 2019
- Approaches to Addressing TRI Assessment and Reporting
- A Legal Perspective on These and Related PFAS Concerns