Maine PFAS tracker—Maine standards and proposed actions

2020-07-08

Pierce Atwood LLP offers this summary of Maine Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) standards as a convenience in evaluating PFAS and tracking Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulatory and Maine legislative developments. We update this Maine PFAS Tracker when there are important new actions (if you found this on the Pierce Atwood LLP website, then you are seeing the most recent version). Levels are provided below in parts per million (ppm), parts per billion (ppb), or parts per trillion (ppt), depending on the matrix typically involved. Please click here if you prefer to view or print this information as a PDF.

WHAT’S NEW IN THIS EDITION: The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) adopted new regulations requiring manufacturers and distributors to report product information about certain children’s products offered for sale within the State of Maine. See Section VI below for details.

I. Maine Drinking Water Program Guidance, Department of Health and Human Services

PFOA & PFOS Combined

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This standard is taken from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water Health Advisory of 2016. ME CDC, Dec. 2016 provided the same standard.

Full Article

National Law Review, 8 July 2020
; https://www.natlawreview.com/article/maine-pfas-tracker-maine-standards-and-proposed-actions