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Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

The Use of PFAS at Industrial and Military Facilities: Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Issues

Contamination of drinking water by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has garnered much attention in recent years. PFAS include perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and PFAS exposures and risks can...

“A Greater Sense of Urgency”: EPA’s Emergency Authority Under the SDWA and Lessons From Flint, Michigan

Section 1431 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) grants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expansive emergency authority to protect public drinking water sources from contamination. Specifically, §1431 authorizes the EPA...

Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: When Does a Waste Escape RCRA Subtitle C Regulation?

Congress enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)1 in 1976, to regulate management of solid and hazardous waste. RCRA Subtitle C regulates hazardous waste management2...