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PFAS Regulations

The landscape of regulation and legislation surrounding PFAS at the federal and state levels is consistently evolving. This page contains links to some of those actions most applicable to the solid waste industry. SWANA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the solid waste industry and its role as a receiver of PFAS is also outlined.

Letter from SWANA & NWRA to US Congress

The NWRA joined with SWANA in a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works, House Transportation and Infrastructure, and House Energy and Commerce committees urging Congress to provide a narrow exemption to the solid waste industry from certain provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Read the SWANA/NWRA Letter to Congress
US FederalPFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA's Commitments to Action 2021–2024Agency Initiative
US FederalCongressional ActionLegislation
US FederalEPA Council on PFASAgency Initiative
AlabamaFinal Report: 2020 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Sampling ProgramReport
AlaskaAlaska DEC Action Plan & Levels for PFASAction Plan
AlaskaAlaska DEC PFAS Cleanup Level AmendmentsRegulation
ArizonaArizona’s Public Water System Screening—Final ReportReport
CaliforniaCalifornia Assembly Bill No. 1158 (2017)Legislation
CaliforniaGeneral Order DW 2021-0001-DDW (Requiring monitoring public water systems)Regulation
CaliforniaOrder WQ 2021-0006-DQ (Requiring monitoring bulk fuel terminals/ refineries)Regulation
CaliforniaCalifornia Sampling Guidelines for Non-Drinking WaterGuidance
ColoradoSB20-218, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Hazardous Substances Response ActLegislation
ColoradoHB19-1279, Firefighting Foams and Personal Protective Equipment Control ActLegislation
ConnecticutConnecticut Remediation Standard RegulationsRegulation
DelawarePolicy for Sampling and Evaluation of PFAS in surface water & groundwaterRegulation
DelawarePFAS Investigation SitesReport
FloridaFlorida DEP PFAS Dynamic PlanPlan
FloridaFire Training Facility Preliminary Site AssessmentsReport
FloridaDrycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program Florida State Funded PFOA and PFOS Sampling EffortsReport
MaineMaine Residuals, Sludge and Composting GuidelinesGuidance
MaineMaine Requirements to analyze for PFAS compoundsRegulation
MarylandMaryland HB22: Environment - PFAS Chemicals - Prohibitions & Requirements (2021)Legislation
MarylandMaryland SB195: Environment - PFAS Chemicals - Prohibitions & Requirements (2021)Legislation


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 new interim guidance that will help protect the public from exposure to these emerging chemicals of concern. Specifically, the new 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.

Interim Guidance on PFAS Destruction & Disposal SWANA Comments on EPA Interim Guidance