PFAS Among National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives

Posted January 20, 2023 at 4:01 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it is seeking public comment on its proposal to address environmental justice, climate change and PFAS contamination in its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECIs) for FY 2024-’27, according to a news release.

The EPA proposes to continue four of the six current national initiatives during the FY 2024-’27 cycle and return two of the current national initiatives to the core enforcement and compliance program. In addition, the EPA proposes to address environmental justice concerns in all NECIs, and to add two new NECIs on mitigating climate change and addressing PFAS pollution, for the FY 2024-’27 cycle.

Every four years, the EPA selects national initiatives to focus resources on serious and widespread environmental problems where federal enforcement can make a difference, the release noted. The EPA is soliciting comments on the proposed changes to the NECIs during a 60-day public-comment period. The agency also is accepting additional suggestions from the public.

Click here to read the full release. Click here to read the EPA’s Federal Register Notice and learn how to submit comments.

TRSA recently held a webinar presentation on potential PFAS regulation and its impact on the linen, uniform and facility services industry. Click here to view the recording.

Questions? Contact TRSA’s Vice President of Government Relations Kevin Schwalb at