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Addressing PFAS in Pollution Discharge Permits
January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Geoff Gisler, Senior Attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center will tell us how advocacy by conservation groups and residents in North Carolina led to the strongest limits on PFAS in a Pollution Discharge (NPDES) Permit in the nation – including the nuts-and-bolts of the policy and what drove action by decision makers. Geoff will also tell us about new guidance the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed for states on addressing PFAS discharges in NPDES Permits and through the pretreatment program and monitoring programs – and what clean water organizations can do to encourage their states to take action.
Following the case studies, we’ll open up the discussion for participants to ask questions, share insights where these policies might be ripe, discuss barriers and roadblocks advocates are likely to encounter, strategies to overcome barriers, windows of opportunity to look for, coalitions to build, and other strategies needed to successfully address PFAS pollution at the state level.
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