The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy (EGLE) has announced that its limits on seven PFAS in drinking water have been officially added to the state’s groundwater cleanup rule.
Promulgated in 2020, the groundwater rule established PFAS standards for safe water at public water supplies. EGLE then followed up on its regulatory processes to develop values for generic groundwater criteria for the drinking water pathway for seven PFAS, establishing more certainty for individuals that cause or are impacted by PFAS contamination in groundwater used for drinking water. The generic cleanup criteria also provide a party responsible for addressing a contaminant with tools to determine if response or other actions should be taken at a contaminated site to prevent unacceptable exposure to communities.
The rule aims to ensure that drinking water, whether from a public water supply or for a private well, is consistently regulated and that all state citizens are equally protected.