PFAS Advocacy Efforts Continue
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PFAS Advocacy Efforts Continue

ILTA Advocacy efforts continued into August to shape PFAS policy. The ILTA team continued outreach to Capitol Hill about the impact of bad PFAS policy on the liquid terminal industry. The ILTA Team specifically focused advocacy efforts on the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on the Environment.  

 

The efforts have focused on the implications of PFAS being listed as a hazardous substance contaminant for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), or Superfund liability. EPA’s August 26th proposed regulation to list certain PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under CERCLA increased the need for additional advocacy efforts. ILTA has had success with several congressional offices offering to weigh-in with EPA on behalf of ILTA and its members.  

 

As ILTA continues advocating and making the case to the Biden Administration and on Capitol Hill, ILTA will continue needing the support of its members and volunteer advocates to tell ILTA’s story.  ILTA continues discussing how using Superfund will negatively impact the economic well-being of liquid terminal facilities. During the Hill meetings, ILTA was encouraged to learn that several offices remained receptive to alternatives to Superfund for liquid terminals. Please look for further updates and if you are interested in helping as a volunteer member advocate, contact Kathryn Clay or Michael Stroud. 

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