Maine Delays PFAS Reporting to 2025

Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) has signed LD 217, “An Act to Support Manufacturers Whose Products Contain Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances,” legislation that delays the new reporting requirements for manufacturers of products that contain PFAS.

The bill extends the January 1, 2023, deadline for reporting the use of PFAS in products for sale to January 1, 2025, and authorizes reporting the amount of total organic fluorine if the amount of each PFAS compound is not known. The bill also allows the amount of PFAS to be reported based on information provided by a supplier rather than testing and exempts manufacturers that employ 25 or fewer people from the reporting requirements. Further, the bill clarifies that the requirements and prohibitions of PFAS in products do not apply to used products or used product components, and makes other technical clarifications to PFAS reporting requirements. The changes made by the bill to the law regulating PFAS in products will be made retroactive to January 1, 2023.

WDMA has heavily advocated for extensions and is working with the state of Maine and a coalition of industry stakeholders to limit and reduce the scope of PFAS regulations on our membership.

More information about Maine’s PFAS registration program can be found here, and WDMA members with questions may contact Jacob Carter, WDMA’s Director of Government Affairs, at [email protected].
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