On June 10, seven northeastern states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) sent a letter to key Members of Congress recommending that the federal government take five key PFAS policy actions. The states’ letter was directed to the Co-Chairs of the Congressional PFAS Task Force, Reps. Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), as well as Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE).
In their letter, the states recommend that the federal government:
- Set a Maximum Contaminant Level for PFAS
- Regulate PFAS chemicals as a group rather than one at a time
- Increase access to federal funds for PFAS cleanup
- Expedite development of PFAS analytical methods and treatment technologies for media beyond drinking water
- Take aggressive and responsible federal regulatory steps toward addressing emerging contaminants.