Water pollution control

Designation of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) as CERCLA Hazardous Substances

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (``CERCLA'' or ``Superfund''), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), including their salts and structural isomers, as hazardous substances.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 4:00am

Kansas: Final Approval of State Underground Storage Tank Program Revisions, Codification, and Incorporation by Reference

Pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA or Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the State of Kansas's Underground Storage Tank (UST) program submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This action also codifies EPA's approval of Kansas's State program and incorporates by reference those provisions of the State regulations that we have determined meet the requirements for approval.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 4:00am

Revisions to the Permit Appeals Process To Restore the Organization and Function of the Environmental Appeals Board

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reversing recent changes to the organization and function of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) that altered the appeals process and procedures for Agency decisions that the EAB considers. In addition, the Administrator reaffirms that the Board is intended to function as an impartial body that is independent of all EPA components, except the immediate Office of the Administrator, and reaffirms the EAB's ability to carry out the Administrator's delegated authority to adjudicate disputes and issue final Agency decisions.

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 4:00am