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National Phase Out of PFOS

2nd November 2017

Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation – Department of the Environment and Energy

On 24 October 2017, the Department of the Environment and Energy released for consultation a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on options for a national phase out of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts.

The consultation RIS proposes a national approach to managing PFOS chemicals to minimise future emissions, in accordance with the standards established by the Stockholm Convention.

Details of the consultation process can be found on the Department’s website. The consultation period closes on 26 February 2018.

The RIS has been certified by the Department and was assessed by the OBPR as suitable for public consultation.

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