Before the close of 2022, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) officially finalized two big acrylamide regulations under the state’s Proposition 65 program. First, after nearly three years in the making, OEHHA issued its final “Exposures to

Continue Reading The California Prop 65 Acrylamide Saga Continues

Comments are due February 3rd on EPA’s proposed (and much anticipated) rule to eliminate use of the de minimis exemption for reporting on per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) under the Toxic Release Inventory (“TRI”) program.

When the 2021

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Cookware sold in California will be required to have chemical ingredient information disclosed on the product website by the new year.  While part of a wave of legislation focused on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”), the California Safer Food Packaging
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A new paper from Northeastern University’s PFAS Project Lab and researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) reaches the sobering conclusion that over 57,000 sites in the U.S. have “presumptive contamination” from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). 
Continue Reading New Study Identifies Over 57,000 Sites “Presumptively Contaminated” with PFAS

California joined the growing list of states to ban products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) when, on September 29th, Governor Newsom signed into law legislation prohibiting the so-called “forever chemicals” in apparel, textiles, and cosmetics.  The ban goes into
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On August 26, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released its highly anticipated plan to categorize two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) as “hazardous substances” subject to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). This action is
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Last month, the Maine legislature introduced broad and sweeping restrictions on a range of products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”).  These restrictions are some of the most comprehensive in the country, and, in effect, would ban PFAS in almost
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Earlier this week, on July 18, 2022, U.S. EPA issued a final rule that subjects five new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) to the Toxics Release Inventory (“TRI”) reporting requirements under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
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Original Kelley Drye Client Advisory posted on June 30, 2022.

In a decision issued the final day of the Supreme Court’s 2022 term, the Court sided with West Virginia and other States that had challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”
Continue Reading The Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases