Polyfluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals associated with surfactants used in fire-fighting foams as well as surface treatments for fabric, upholstery, food containers, and metals. PFAS are considered an “emerging contaminant”. Scientists have found associations with PFAS exposure and increased incidences of cancer. As with other types of property risk like asbestos and vapor, the science identifying the risk develops first and then the regulations follow. To address this uncertainty, EDR has assembled the following resources to help you understand PFAS risks and factors to consider in your environmental due diligence practice.
EPA TRI Program: Addition of Certain PFAS to the TRI by the National Defense Authorization Act
Section 7321 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) adds 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals covered by the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
EPA News Release: EPA Announces Proposed Decision to Regulate PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water
02.20.20 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another important step in implementing the Agency’s PFAS Action Plan by proposing regulatory determinations for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water.
PFAS and Due Diligence Webinar Replay
Over 2,000 due diligence professionals have tuned into this important and timely webinar. Listen to the replay to learn practical information you need to identify and manage PFAS risks during property due diligence.
Q&A From EDR’s PFAS and Due Diligence Webinar: Here’s What You Need to Know
SGS’s PFAS User Guide
This handy user guide provides an overview of SGS’s testing services and process regarding PFAS sampling.
We Help Manage PFAS Risks on Your Projects
We’re adding data to the EDR radius map to help identify if PFAS may be a concern for your project. To learn more about available sources in your area, please contact us.