Note from Fluoride Action Network:
Comments due Feb 22, 2021, on EPA’s document dated December 18, 2020,: Interim Guidance on the Destruction and Disposal of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Materials Containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (Document number: EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0527-0002)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 22, 2020)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28376]
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Interim PFAS Destruction and Disposal Guidance; Notice of
Availability for Public Comment
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of availability for public comment.
SUMMARY: The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
(FY 2020 NDAA) was signed into law on December 19, 2019. Section 7361
of the FY 2020 NDAA directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) to publish interim guidance on the destruction and disposal of
perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and materials
containing PFAS. The EPA is releasing the interim guidance for public
comment. The guidance provides information on technologies that may be
feasible and appropriate for the destruction or disposal of PFAS and
PFAS-containing materials. It also identifies needed and ongoing
research and development activities related to destruction and disposal
technologies, which may inform future guidance.
DATES: Comments must be received on or February 22, 2021.
ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by Docket ID No EPA-HQ-
OLEM-2020-0527, by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov/
(our preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting
Agency website: www.epa.gov/pfas. Follow the online
instructions for submitting comments.
Mail: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket
Center, OLEM Docket, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460.
Hand Delivery/Courier: EPA Docket Center, WJC West
Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004.
The Docket Center’s hours of operations are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Monday-Friday (except Federal Holidays).
Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket ID
No. for this rulemaking. Comments received may be posted without change
to https://www.regulations.gov/, including any personal information
Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our
staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room are closed to the public,
with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer
service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to
submit comments via https://www.regulations.gov/, as there may be a
delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand deliveries and couriers may be
received by scheduled appointment only. For further information on EPA
Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlos Pachon, TIFSD, OSRTI, OLEM,
5023P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW;
- General Information
- Does this action apply to Me?
This interim guidance provides a summary of EPA’s current knowledge
of technologies for destruction or disposal of PFAS and PFAS-containing
materials. This information may be useful to EPA staff, other federal
agencies, states, tribes, and local governments, the public, including
environmental and public interest groups, as well as commercial and
Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management.
[FR Doc. 2020-28376 Filed 12-18-20; 4:15 pm]
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*Original Notice online at