On March 6, 2019, the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board”) State Board rolled out its “Phased Investigation Plan” for Perfluoroalkyl Substances (“PFAS”) in California. The three-phase plan was created to investigate the areas with potential PFAS contamination — more than 1,000 California facilities will go under inspection. In the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule reports published in 2013-2015, PFAS was detected in 133 California public water systems. As a result, the State Board took this regulatory action.
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