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Media Advisory: EPA to Announce First-Ever Comprehensive Nationwide PFAS Action Plan

Contact Information: 
Dean Higuchi (
Nahal Mogharabi (

SAN FRANCISCO (February 13, 2019) – Tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Mike Stoker and EPA Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) Assistant Administrator Chad McIntosh 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 PFAS in the environment and expanding our research and scientific foundation for addressing PFAS by developing new analytical methods and tools.

WHO:  EPA Regional Administrator Mike Stoker

             Assistant Administrator Chad McIntosh, Office of International and Tribal Affairs

WHAT:  PFAS Action Plan Press Conference

WHEN:  Thursday, February 14, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

               Thursday, February 14, 1:00 p.m. in American Samoa

               Friday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. in Guam and CNMI

WHERE:  Audio and Q&A

                    International: (209) 949-3630

                    In the U.S.: (855) 493-3507

                    Conference Code:  9679849
                 Livestream Video at

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                    – join the meeting (video only) as Guest

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The event will be open to the public and press.

Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler’s 9:00 am EST February 14 press conference will be livestreamed at:

Credentialed media:  Please RSVP to for additional details.