New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will move forward on its Drinking Water Council’s recommendations to propose standards for PFOA and PFOS at 10 parts per trillion (ppt). If adopted, the value will be the strictest in the nation.
Cuomo also announced the availability of $350 million in grants for municipalities with infrastructure projects to improve water quality, and a proposed Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 1 part per billion (ppb) for 1,4-dioxane in drinking water. If adopted, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation will coordinate with the Department of Health and Environmental Facilities Corporation to help fund and remediate water systems that test above the new MCLs.
See here for the announcement and information on the comment and regulatory processes.