Chemical Industry Group Challenges EPA Interim Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS

The American Chemistry Council (“ACC”) is challenging the interim EPA drinking water health advisories issued in June for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”). ACC alleges that the advisories rely on faulty science and that by calling the standards “interim” the EPA is trying to circumvent proper procedure. Seeking to vacate the advisories, ACC argues that the health advisories issued by the EPA, which significantly lowered the levels at which PFOA and PFOS are deemed safe in drinking water, set “impossibly low standards” and that the failure to follow the required steps for establishing the standards makes them arbitrary and capricious.

July 29, 2022 | American Chemistry Council v. United States EPA Case No. 22-1177 (D.D.C.)

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