PFAS Information: A petition for rulemaking to establish a treatment technique drinking water standard for PFAS

Information on a proposal to create a regulatory structure for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

On October 25, 2018, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 4, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Toxics Action Center (TAC) submitted a petition to MassDEP, “Petition for Rulemaking to Establish a Treatment Technique Drinking Water Standard for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances.” MassDEP will act in accordance with the relevant provisions of 310 CMR 2.00 et seq., which require MassDEP to hold a meeting to consider the petition, and after the meeting to notify the petitioners of the Department’s actions. The petition, and information about the meeting, are available below.

The meeting took place at MassDEP's Boston Office at One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

At the meeting, the petitioners presented an overview of their petition. MassDEP provided an overview of the Drinking Water Program’s implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, including some background on PFAS and an update of actions taken by MassDEP to date. The public had an opportunity to offer feedback on the petition. MassDEP also accepted written feedback on the petition, through January 17, 2019. The meeting was live-streamed and the video is available for viewing on YouTube. Presentations, written comments received, and the YouTube link are available below. 

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MassDEP action on petition to establish a Treatment Technique Drinking Water Standard

Petition for rulemaking to establish a treatment technique drinking water standard for PFAS

PFAS information from MassDEP, MassDPH, and US EPA

Public Meeting - January 16, 2019

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