10-18-21 Michigan Chemistry Council Statement on EPA PFAS Roadmap

The statement below may be attributed to the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) in response to the EPA’s announcement of a PFAS Roadmap:

"The Michigan Chemistry Council looks forward to reviewing the EPA's PFAS Roadmap and continuing to work with regulatory agencies on science-based policies,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“We have long held that the federal government - rather than individual states - is best-positioned to develop consistent and comprehensive regulations. Still, many of the proposals outlined in the EPA PFAS Roadmap, including drinking water and cleanup standards, have already been undertaken by Michigan EGLE, so we will have to see how EGLE and EPA harmonize their approaches.”

“We know that there are a number of PFAS used in many applications such as electric vehicles and solar panels, and so we hope that regulators continue to consider how these compounds are different in their properties."

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.