EPA Releases Revised PFAS Disposal Guidance

Posted on 4/10/2024 by Lion Technology Inc.

New guidance from US EPA aims to help stakeholders select the most effective method of destroying or disposing of PFAS or PFAS-containing materials that are not consumer products.

This document was first published in 2020 as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20 NDAA). That same law requires EPA to review and update this guidance at least once every three years.

This revised guidance incorporates 77 unique public comments and includes, but is not limited to, the following new information:

  • Updated review of PFAS destruction and disposal technologies.
  • Additional details on spent water treatment materials.
  • Updated information on biosolids generation and management.
  • Additional information on thermal treatment and landfills.
  • Additional information on testing and monitoring at thermal treatment facilities.
  • Updated list of tools for vulnerability screening.
  • Increased focus on research needs to inform future updates to this interim guidance.
  • Updated information on ongoing research and development activities.
  • EPA efforts to identify, review, and test emerging technologies for PFAS destruction.
  • Technology evaluation framework that utilizes a multiple-lines-of-evidence approach to evaluate a technology/PFAS material combination.

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