Extension for Class B PFAS Firefighting Foam Use


Public Act 21-191, effective July 13, 2021, bans the use of firefighting foam containing intentionally-added PFAS) which is typically used for extinguishing Class B flammable liquid and petroleum hydrocarbon fires.  Common labels for these foams are AFFF, AR-AFFF, FFFP, AR-FFFP, FP, and FPAR (“Fluorinated Foam”).

The Fluorinated Foam ban will occur in phases:Inforgraphic regarding firefighting foam deadlines for usage and PFAS-free alternative.

  1. The law immediately bans the use of Fluorinated Foam for training or testing systems.
  2. As of October 1, 2021, the law bans the use of Fluorinated Foam, except for airports, where the ban begins October 1, 2023, and those required by federal law  to use Fluorinated Foam.
  3. Chemical plants, oil refineries, and flammable liquid terminal, storage, or distribution facilities may apply to DEEP for an extension of up to two years in order to comply.

Request for Extension

DEEP may grant an extension of up to two years if it is determined that such extension is necessary to remove or repurpose a fire suppression system containing such foam.

Complete the Request for Extension of Class B PFAS Firefighting Foam Use and email it to DEEP.MarineTerminals@ct.gov.  Approvals/rejections will be emailed.

For more information, contact Dave Keating (860-729-4945).

Extensions

The following tables show the PFAS Firefighting Foam extensions granted pursuant to PA 21-191, Sec. 1(b)(5) (CGS Sec. 22a-903a) as of January 11, 2022.

Licensed Marine Terminals

Name

Address

Town

Fluorinated Foam Stored (gal)

Compliance Extension Date

Global

1 Eagles Nest Rd.

Bridgeport

2,955

October 1, 2023

Inland Fuel

154 Admiral St.

Bridgeport

2,315

December 31, 2021

Sprague

250 Eagles Nest Rd.

Bridgeport

4,500

October 1, 2023

NHT

119 Frontage Rd.

East Haven

7,900

October 1, 2023

Buckeye

85 East St.

New Haven

1,155

October 1, 2023

Buckeye

134 Forbes Ave.

New Haven

2,350

October 1, 2023

Buckeye

280 Waterfront St.

New Haven

3,250

October 1, 2023

Gateway

400 Waterfront St.

New Haven

355

October 1, 2023

Gulf

500 Waterfront St.

New Haven

1,900

October 1, 2022

NHT

100 Waterfront St.

New Haven

3,200

October 1, 2023

Safety-Kleen

120 Forbes Ave.

New Haven

800

October 1, 2023

Shell

481 East Shore Pkwy.

New Haven

4,900

October 1, 2023

Chemical Plants and Non-Marine Terminals

Name

Address

Town

Fluorinated Foam Stored (gal)

Compliance Extension Date

Orafol

120 Darling Dr.

Avon

175

October 1, 2023

Kaman

50 Old Windsor Rd.

Bloomfield

2,020

October 1, 2023

Greenfield

58 Vale Rd.

Brookfield

1,510

October 1, 2023

Bedoukian

6 Commerce Dr.

Danbury

680

October 1, 2023

RSA

36 Old Sherman Tpke.

Danbury

500

October 1, 2023

Pratt & Whitney

400 Main St.

East Hartford

1,500

October 1, 2022

Pratt & Whitney

1 Aircraft Rd.

Middletow

725

October 1, 2022

King Industries

1 Science Rd.

Norwalk

7,000

October 1, 2023

Citgo

109 Dividend St.

Rocky Hill

427

October 1, 2023

Allnex

528 S Cherry St.

Wallingford

3,860

October 1, 2023

Global

80 Burbank Rd.

Wethersfield

500

October 1, 2023

Alternatives to Fluorinated Foam

The Commissioner has identified National Foam Universal F3 Green as an alternative that will be used by state agencies.  Other acceptable fluorine-free foams may be identified by DEEP in the future.

The Department of Administrative Services has issued a contract for National Foam Universal F3 Green firefighting foam for the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, all State agencies, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations.

DEEP and DESPP CFPC have developed a state and municipal PFAS AFFF Take-Back Program, including best disposal practices.

Content last updated October 25, 2022