The ASTSWMO Board of Directors approved the Position Paper on Addressing PFAS in March 2021. The paper acknowledges the work Federal and State agencies have taken to date and recommends federal regulatory action, guidance development, and further research to address PFAS.
The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with PFOA and PFOS. ASTSWMO is an association representing the waste management and remediation programs of the 50 U.S. States, five Territories, and the District of Columbia (States). These comments are being submitted by ASTSWMO’s PFAS Workgroup, which includes representatives from ASTSWMO’s Board of Directors and program Subcommittees. These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors.
We appreciate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) development of its Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan in response to the feedback EPA received during the May 2018 PFAS National Leadership Summit and other public engagements. The Action Plan demonstrates EPA’s acknowledgment of the several challenges States, Interstates and Territories (States) are facing related to PFAS.