On Feb. 27, 2023, DHEC's environmental experts began holding briefings every few weeks for the state's press corps. The purpose of these briefings is to share the latest information about PFAS, starting with EPA's proposed drinking water standards for six PFAS compounds. The briefings will cover DHEC Environmental Affairs' actions to help public water systems, private well owners and our state respond appropriately to this national issue. The agency recognizes that the media has an important role in keeping the public informed about topics that are of interest and have the potential to affect them. DHEC is partnering with journalists with the hope that accurate, timely information can reach every South Carolinian. Future briefings will cover additional information regarding PFAS and/or other emerging environmental issues.