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Research Note
11 Jun 2024

France PFAS Ban Advances Europe Remediation 
On 4 April, the French National Assembly unanimously approved a new bill that bans certain PFAS products as of 1 January 2026. France’s Regional Health Agencies will systematically test for PFAS in drinking water and impose a quality limit of 0.1 μg/L as part of the French PFAS Action Plan 2023–2027.

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State Revolving Funds 

The most recent needs survey conducted by the EPA in 2012, estimate that in the next 20 years US$271 billion of capital is needed to...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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Waters of the United States (WOTUS) 

Due to the frequent changes to the extent of "Waters of The United States" (WOTUS) in the past decade, confusion has arisen as to which...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 

WRDAs have profound impacts on who receives federal funding and the expertise of the USACE, and therefore many municipalities are interested due to the economic...
1 Dec. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) 

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) provides funds to state and tribal agencies to implement their approved nonpoint source (NPS) projects. §319 helps address...
24 Nov. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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Lead and Copper Rule 

The Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) regulates the levels of lead and copper contaminants that can be present in drinking water sources before action must...
3 Nov. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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The Clean Water Act 

The Clean Water Act is the primary law governing water pollution. Created in 1972 the legislation aims to aid in the restoration and maintenance of...
23 Sep. 2021
Policy BriefBluefield's breakdown of key policy and regulations impacting water markets.
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