Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and More: Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:00:00 GMT

This hearing will examine various perspectives on emerging contaminants, so-called forever chemicals, and their impacts on public health and water quality. Specifically, the subcommittee will look at the growing concern in surface waters, their effects or potential effects on human and aquatic ecosystems, and the Clean Water Act’s framework for addressing contaminants in surface waters.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Southerland, Former Director of Science and Technology U.S. EPA Office of Water
  • Chris Kennedy, Town Manager, Town of Pittsboro, North Carolina
  • Dr. Elise Granek, Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Management Department, Portland State University
  • Charles Moore, Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
  • Katie Huffling, Executive Director, Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment
  • Dr. James Pletl, Director, Water Quality, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, VA

Amendment Deadline for PFAS Action Act of 2021

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:00:00 GMT

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 19 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act of 2021.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 117-10, which contains the text of H.R. 2467, as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce and is available on the Rules Committee website.