Thursday, February 16, 2023

EPA Region III Sets March 2 Virtual Listening Session On PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Strategic Roadmap

On February 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a virtual listening session on EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap for residents living in
EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region on Thursday, March 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This Zoom meeting will provide information about EPA’s ongoing work under the PFAS Strategic Roadmap and what it means for the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.  

The session will provide opportunities for communities to share feedback directly with EPA representatives about the actions described in the Roadmap. 

Residents interested in participating can register online.


In October 2021, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the Agency’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap—laying out a whole-of-agency approach to addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. 

The Roadmap sets timelines by which EPA plans to take specific actions and commits to bolder new policies to safeguard public health, protect the environment, and hold polluters accountable. 

The actions described in the PFAS Roadmap each represent important and meaningful steps to safeguard communities from PFAS contamination. Cumulatively, these actions will build upon one another and lead to more enduring and protective solutions.

In November 2022, EPA released “A Year of Progress Under EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap,” which underscores key actions taken by the agency during the first year of implementing the PFAS Roadmap. 

EPA continues to implement a whole-of-agency approach, advancing science, and following the law to safeguard public health, protect the environment, and hold polluters accountable. 

Concurrently with this one-year progress report, EPA announced that it will hold virtual community engagement events in each EPA Region in 2023, which EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region is announcing February 16.

These engagements align with recommendations from the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council and EPA’s Roadmap commitment to engage directly with stakeholders. 

For more information, visit EPA’s PFAS webpage.

Related Article:

-- EPA Releases $75 Million In Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding To Address Emerging Contaminants Like PFAS In PA Drinking Water  [PaEN]

[Posted: February 16, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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