EPA’s National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives for 2024-2027 Include Addressing PFAS and Chemical Accident Risk Reduction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on August 17, 2023, its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECI) for 2024-2027, “including for the first time initiatives to mitigate climate change, address exposure to [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)] contamination, and protect communities from cancer-causing coal ash.” To advance the Biden Administration’s commitment to protect disadvantaged communities, EPA states that it also will integrate environmental justice considerations into each of its NECIs. The NECIs include:

Beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2025, EPA will build upon these initial goals by taking additional enforcement actions where appropriate. Activities under this NECI may expand if additional regulations are promulgated.

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National Law Review, Volumess XIII, Number 234