To ensure the appropriate use and risk management of PFAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has included the four new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list. 

After the successful inclusion in TRI, these substances are scrutinized and reported annually to the EPA. With this available data can determine the quantities of such chemicals that were released into the environment or otherwise managed as waste. 

These substances addition to TRI are based on the framework designed by the act. This act identifies certain regulatory activities that can automatically add these PFAS to  TRI under section 7321(c) of the NDAA. 

After finalizing the toxicity value for PFBS and potassium perfluorobutane sulfonate,  EPA has added those substances to the TRI list. As of January 1, 2022, facilities that are subject to reporting requirements for these chemicals should start tracking their activities involving these PFAS as required by Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. As a result, companies are required to report on how these PFAS are being managed, recycled, or released. 

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