Interim Guidance on Destroying and Disposing of Certain PFAS and PFAS-Containing Materials That Are Not Consumer Products
On December 18, 2020, EPA released for public comment interim guidance that will help protect the public from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Specifically, the interim guidance outlines the current state of the science on techniques and treatments that may be used to destroy or dispose of PFAS and PFAS-containing materials from non-consumer products, including aqueous film-forming foam (for firefighting).
This interim guidance was available for public comment until February 22, 2021. The comment period is now closed. Consistent with the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law No: 116-92) and EPA’s October 2021 PFAS Strategic Roadmap, EPA plans to update the interim guidance by December 2023.