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EPA to Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Nation Wide PFAS Action Plan

*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Updated Call-in Information


BOSTON – Tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Assistant Administrator – and former EPA New England Regional Administrator – Alexandra Dunn will unveil the Agency's Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan.

EPA's Action Plan will move forward with the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) process outlined in the Safe Drinking Water Act for PFOA and PFOS—two of the most well-known and prevalent PFAS chemicals, continue our enforcement actions and clarify our clean up strategies, expand monitoring of PFAS in the environment, and enhance our research and scientific foundation for addressing PFAS by developing new analytical methods and tools.

WHO:        EPA OCSPP Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn

WHAT:       PFAS Action Plan Press Conference

WHERE:    New England Regional Laboratory
                     11 Technology Dr.
                     North Chelmsford, MA 01863
                     *Note: Please bring a photo ID and leave time for security screening

UPDATED:      Participant Toll Free Dial-In Number: (833) 681-4865 Conference ID: 6890889
                            Once you call into the number you will be put on hold and the operator will then ask for the Conference ID
WHEN:      Thursday, February 14
                     11:00 am EST

The event will be open to the public and press.

Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler's 9:00 am EST press conference will be livestreamed at:

Credentialed media: Please RSVP to for additional details.