On May 17, 2023, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that they had reached a settlement with Douglas Corp., a chrome plater, regarding its historical use and disposal of plating solutions containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) as part of its plating operations.

At issue were Douglas Corp.’s

Following the EPA’s proposed designation of PFOA, PFOS, and their salts and structural isomers, as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, otherwise known as Superfund) on Sept. 6, 2022, EPA has just published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to evaluate whether to designate a number of additional PFAS