EPA Seeks Small Entity Representatives For SBREFA Panel On Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

EPA is now recruiting small entity representatives for a possible SBREFA panel on a rulemaking to develop a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) . NPDWRs create maximum contaminant levels that apply to public water systems. A SBREFA panel would consult with small entities directly regulated by any final regulation on the possible economic impacts and regulatory alternatives to minimize those impacts.

A small entity for purposes of this rulemaking is a water system that serves a retail population of 10,000 or fewer.

  • Read EPA’s information about the upcoming rule here.
  • Read EPA’s information about SBREFA panels and how to nominate yourself as a small entity representative here.
  • For additional information, contact Assistant Chief Counsel Astrika Adams at astrika.adams@sba.gov or 202-798-7750.

Those interested in serving as a small entity representative should contact Astrika Adams at astrika.adams@sba.gov until early January 2022.