On October 26, 2021, the U.S. EPA announced it will initiate two rulemakings that will take significant steps to address PFAS contamination across the country. The first rulemaking will designate four of the so-called “forever chemicals” as hazardous wastes under RCRA. The four PFAS that will be the subject of this rulemaking are perfluorooctanoic acid
Lawsuit Seeks to Designate PVC Plastic as Hazardous Waste
Recently, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that polyvinyl chloride – more commonly known as PVC or vinyl – should be regulated as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
The complaint comes seven years after the Center formally petitioned…