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)]


[Page 83554]

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []

[FR Doc No: 2020-28376]



[EPA-HQ-OLEM-2020-0527; FRL-10017-07-OLEM]

RIN 2050-ZA18

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:

(our preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting


Agency website: 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, 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, 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




5023P, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW;

email address, or visit



  1. General Information
  2. 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

industry groups.


Peter Wright,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management.

[FR Doc. 2020-28376 Filed 12-18-20; 4:15 pm]


*Original Notice online at