EPA's Long-Awaited Final PFAS Reporting Rule: Wide-Ranging Impact, Extensive Reporting Obligations
Expanded PFAS Definition, Twelve-Year Reporting Period, No Small Business or De Minimis Exceptions
An encore presentation with Live Q&A.
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide practitioners through the EPA's recently released final PFAS reporting rule. The panel will discuss who is subject to the rule, the scope of reportable information, the level of due diligence to be performed by submitters when gathering data, and other requirements. The panel will address the possible effects of the wide-ranging rule on future EPA PFAS rulemaking and PFAS litigation and describe best practices for compliance.
- History of EPA's PFAS reporting rule
- Final PFAS reporting rule
- Expanded PFAS definition
- Covered entities, activities, and products/substances
- Manufacturing and importing during calendar years 2011-2022
- Covered products/substances
- No small business or de minimis exceptions
- Reporting standard
- Information known to or reasonably ascertainable by the submitter
- Level of due diligence required
- Reportable information
- Reporting deadlines: 18 vs. 24 months
- Confidential business information claims
- Recordkeeping requirements
- EPA enforcement penalties
- Possible effects on future EPA rulemaking and PFAS litigation
- Best practices for compliance
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Who is required to submit PFAS reports under the final rule?
- What is the scope of information required to be reported?
- How will submitters satisfy the information "known to or reasonably ascertainable by" standard required for gathering data?
- How may the rule impact small businesses?
- What are the penalties for noncompliance?
An encore presentation featuring Live Q&A.
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