Menu
Blog Banner Image

PFAS Playbook

PFAS Playbook

  • Posts by Sarah E. Lintecum
    Counsel

    Sarah Lintecum primarily focuses her practice on insurance coverage and environmental law. Her experience includes representing clients in administrative negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency and state ...

2021 was already looking like a big regulatory year for PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances used for decades in everything from nonstick cookware to stain-resistant fabrics. But 2020’s final weeks point to a particular focus when it comes to the so-called “forever chemicals” – as well as tricky questions related to PFAS remediation. 

PFAS efforts have gained traction for years across the country and continue to do so. More local governments will likely ask for PFAS information in permitting in the months and years ahead. Individual companies, meanwhile, must ...

Email LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

More federal and state actions on PFAS in groundwater is likely under a Biden administration, but is also possible under another Trump administration. Companies facing potential liability should prepare for more regulation regardless of who wins the election. There are steps we suggest companies to take to prepare themselves, including: 

  • Stay plugged in on PFAS developments; 
  • Engage in formal lobbying;
  • Get your arms around any possible contamination and vulnerabilities; and 
  • Know the limits of insurance coverage from an insurance perspective and evaluate what entities around ...
Email LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

Legal tensions surrounding PFAS in food have intensified in recent years, and they are likely to become more heated. We suggest that there are four steps companies can proactively take to enhance customer safety and limit possible damages related to PFAS litigation, including:

  • Determine the source of the PFAS
  • Determine how the liability - and risk - could be spread
  • Know that civil liability often comes with regulatory liability
  • Make sure your records are good

To read more, view the full article in Food Safety Magazine, here.

Email LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

About this Blog

Lathrop GPM has deep experience developing regulatory strategy and defending litigation in the area of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and we have been involved in some of the nation’s most-publicized cases. The PFAS Playbook blog is dedicated to helping readers stay up to date and understand the latest regulatory updates on PFAS. 

Topics

Archives

Blog Authors

Recent Posts