How the EPA’s Recent PFAS Standards Affect You and Your Investments

Understanding PFAS and New EPA Regulations:

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals found in numerous industrial applications and consumer products due to their resistance to grease, oil, water, and heat. Recognizing the persistent nature and potential health risks of PFAS, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently established legally enforceable regulatory standards, aiming to reduce the presence of these chemicals in our environment, surface water, groundwater, and ultimately our drinking water. 

Impact on Due Diligence for Property Transactions:

The new EPA regulations necessitate a thorough consideration of PFAS contamination risks during property transactions. This enhanced scrutiny is essential as PFAS presence can impact soil and water quality and require difficult, time-consuming, and expensive remedial actions. For real estate investors, developers, and financial institutions, it is now crucial to include comprehensive PFAS assessments within environmental due diligence processes to identify potential liabilities and avoid unexpected remediation costs, which could affect property valuations and deal negotiations. 

Impact on Water Quality Monitoring Programs:

Facilities that discharge into water bodies or manage significant wastewater operations must also adapt to these new standards. The updated regulations require revisions to existing water quality monitoring and treatment processes to ensure compliance with the now legally enforceable PFAS levels. This may involve the adoption of advanced analytical methods and treatment technologies capable of effectively reducing PFAS concentrations to meet regulatory requirements. 

How Bunnell-Lammons Engineering Can Help:

At Bunnell-Lammons Engineering, we are continually monitoring the rapidly evolving PFAS remedial technologies and are equipped to guide you through the complexities of the new PFAS regulations. Whether you are assessing environmental risks for a potential property acquisition,  updating your facility’s water quality monitoring program, or evaluating remediation and treatment technologies, our team of experts will provide the knowledge and resources you need to make sound business choices.

Protect Your Investments and Compliance Status:

Stay ahead of regulatory challenges and safeguard your business interests with Bunnell-Lammons Engineering. For expert advice and a detailed consultation on navigating PFAS regulations and remedial technologies, contact us at (800) 249-0176 or visit www.blecorp.com. 

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