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The PFAS Roadmap – Pathway to Environmental Justice – Environment

The PFAS Roadmap – Pathway to Environmental Justice – Environment

In October 2021, the United States Environmental Protection
Agency (USEPA), issued its PFAS Roadmap. It established a
Comprehensive, three-year plan to address potential risks
These large manmade compounds are often called “Manmade Compounds”
“forever chemicals.” The Roadmap identifies “forever chemicals.”
Agency” approach to addressing PFAS risks, outlining a
Many measures can be taken under multiple authorities.
statutes, including the Clean Water Act.
Act (SDWA), Toxic Substances Control Act Act (TSCA), Resource
Comprehensive Conservation and Recovery Act, and Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
The Roadmap provides a detailed outline of the actions to be taken.
Commitment to promoting and implementing environment justice
(E.J.) principles and ensuring that E.J. has different impacts
These communities are addressed.

Since its inception the Biden administration has been announcing its intentions.
E.J. will be given priority E.J.
agenda. Just one week after being elected, January 27, 2021 was the date.
President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14008, which was in
Apart from addressing climate change and clean energies, there are also important aspects of setting aside funds.
Broad E.J. The administration will declare:

Agencies will make it possible
They make environmental justice a part of their missions by developing
Policies, programs, and activities to address this issue
Unfairly high and negative human health, environmental,
Climate-related and other cumulative impacts upon the disadvantaged
Communities, as well the associated economic challenges
These impacts. It is my policy to do so.
Secure environmental justice and increase economic opportunity
Communities that were historically marginalized
Those who are overburdened by pollution or underinvestment in housing.
Transport, water, and wastewater infrastructure and health
care.

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The Roadmap builds on the E.O. objectives.
Protection of disadvantaged communities is also a priority.
The basic tenet of the approach is to note that there are many likely and well-known.
Sources of PFAS contamination include military bases and airports
These include industrial facilities and waste management and disposal locations.
Located close to low-income communities as well as communities of color. E.J.
When pursuing any of these goals, it is important to consider your concerns.
The Roadmap lists three main categories, which are: 1)
Research; 2) Restrict; 3) Remediate through the establishment
Specific E.J. objectives.

The “Research Goal” is to “Invest In Research,
Innovation and development to improve understanding of PFAS
Exposures and toxicities, human and ecological health effects, and
Effective interventions that include the best available information
science.” The E.J. correspondant is The E.J. correspondant objective is “Conduct
Research is needed to determine how PFAS impact the cumulative burden
Environmental justice and the prevention of pollution in communities
concerns.”

“Restrict” means “Pursue a comprehensive
Approach to prevent PFAS entering air, ground, and water.
Water at levels that can negatively impact the health and well-being of people
environment.” The E.J. The E.J.
“Prevent or minimize all PFAS emissions and releases
Communities are inclusive of all income levels, races, and languages
barriers.”

The “Remediate” goal is to “Broaden” and
To protect the human health, accelerate the removal of PFAS contaminants
“Health and ecological systems.” Two objectives highlighting
E.J. Concerns: 1) “Help ensure that communities are impacted
PFAS provides resources and assistance to tackle contamination
“Regardless of income, race, language barriers or income”; and
“Accelerate the deployment treatment, remediation
PFAS destruction, disposal and mitigation technologies
Make sure that disposal and destruction activities are not creating new
Communities with environmental justice can tackle pollution problems
concerns.”

See Also

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Cross-program engagement with affected communities “EPA
Each EPA Region will host a meeting with the affected communities to discuss how they can help.
PFAS contamination has a devastating impact on their lives, livelihoods, and health.
These community engagements will help inform.
Implementation by EPA of all other actions required in the
Roadmap.

The actions taken by the
Media-specific offices for the implementation of the Roadmap will be also available
E.J.-focused efforts. The Office of Water anticipates
E.J. issues in the implementation of the Fifth
The SDWA has an Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (5 UCMR 5)
Collecting data on 29 PFASs from a significantly larger number of sources
Drinking water systems to improve EPA’s ability to conduct research
“Including analyses of potential contamination”
E.J. impacts.” The air program would also use tools such as
EJSCREEN is used to determine if there is PFAS-related air pollution
E.J. is disproportionately affected communities. The Office is also involved.
Research and Development will concentrate on characterizing cumulative
Exposures to assess the impacts on environmental justice
communities.

EPA made a conscious effort to prepare the PFAS Roadmap.
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The plan’s DNA should be expected at all stages of the process
implementation.

This article is meant to be a guide.
guide to the subject matter It is a good idea to seek specialist advice
Discuss your specific circumstances.

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