SGS Issues SafeGuardS to Help Operators in Maine, USA, Understand Changes to PFAS Rules

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS detailing amendments to the state of Maine’s statute relating to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Law LD 217 was signed into law on June 8, 2023. It clarifies and improves the provisions in 38 M.R.S. §1614 ‘Products Containing PFAS’, for which the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is currently working on finalizing a rule. This rule would clarify disclosure requirements and establish a virtual notification tool.

SGS has published SafeGuardS 073.23 to give stakeholders an overview of the changes made by LD 217. These include a postponed disclosure deadline, more flexibility on certain reporting details and an added exemption for used products.

Changes brought in by LD 217 have been retroactively applied to the law from January 1, 2023.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 073.23 for more information.

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SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Maine signs into law measure to amend the state’s PFAS in products statute SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

Dr. Hingwo Tsang
Global Innovation and Information Manager
Tel: +852 2774 7420

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