Legislative Reports

Progress Report #4 – July 2019
Progress Report #3 – April 2019
Progress Report #2 – January 2019
Progress Report #1 – October 2018

Presentations

NC Coastal Federation PFAS Forum | May 2019
Presentation slides

Presentation to the NC General Assembly’s House Committee on the Environment | April 2019
Presentation slides

NC State CHHE PFAS Symposium | February 2019
NIEHS newsletter section with presentation summaries

Presentation to the NC General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Oversight Committee | January 2019
Presentations slides

Duke/UNC Symposium: Emerging Contaminants in the Ambient Environment | September 2018
Presentation slides


State and National Government Action

NC DHHS to Survey Citizens on GenX and PFAS Concerns 
The NC DHHS is surveying people living near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works Facility about their concerns related to GenX and other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

CDC/ATSDR to Assess PFAS Exposure in Communities Near U.S. Military Bases
The CDC has announced plans to begin testing people who live in eight communities (none in NC) near current and former military installations for PFAS levels in blood and urine samples. Testing is expected to lay the groundwork for future multi-site health study that will look at the relationship between PFAS exposure and health outcomes.

US Congressional Hearings on PFAS

  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: Examining the Federal Response to the Risks Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (March 28, 2019)
  • House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Environment: Examining PFAS Chemicals and their Risks (March 6, 2019)
  • Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: The Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis (September 26, 2018)
  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented (September 6, 2018)

Other PFAS Research Activities

PFAS Research Highlighted at Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable | November 2018
The goal of the meeting was to identify and discuss current technologies and the emerging science behind PFAS characterization and remedial technologies.

Silent Spring Institute: States Take the Lead in Creating More Health Protective Drinking Water Guidelines
A new analysis shows variation in the way state and federal regulators manage PFAS contaminants in drinking water, with some states adopting guideline levels that are more health protective than the EPA. The authors highlight the need for enforceable federal standards based on full consideration of the science to ensure consistent protection.