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For any questions or concerns, call the VT DEC PFAS hotline at 802-693-0206.

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On March 14, 2023, the EPA released draft Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for six PFAS known to occur in drinking water.

 The State is reviewing the details of the EPA announcement, but does not plan on making any immediate changes to how the State regulates drinking water in Vermont, including residential wells. The proposed federal MCL does not result in an automatic change to Vermont drinking water standards. As the EPA engages in rulemaking, the Vermont Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health will evaluate EPA’s proposal and begin to craft an appropriate path forward to revise the State’s current applicable drinking water standards for PFAS.

 Vermont is a national leader in protecting its residents from impacts associated with PFAS. The state will continue its ongoing response to address PFAS in the environment. The State of Vermont has taken numerous steps to protect the public from impacts associated with PFAS, as outlined in the state’s current (2019) PFAS Roadmap, including sampling for PFAS in Vermont’s public drinking water systems. The state is in the process of updating the 2019 PFAS Roadmap, which is expected to be available for public review and comment in the next several weeks.

 To learn more about EPA’s proposed MCLs please visit the EPA website. To learn more about the State of Vermont’s work to investigate and clean up PFAS contamination, please visit our website.

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