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Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force

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PFAS Action Plan Title PageOn November 4, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont officially released the PFAS Action Plan prepared by the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force.  The plan recommends a comprehensive series of actions to address per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in Connecticut.

Over 400 public comments were received during the public comment period following the release of the Draft PFAS Action Plan. After review and careful consideration of each comment, the draft plan was revised, where appropriate, to reflect public input.

Following submittal of the Final PFAS Action Plan to Governor Lamont, implementation of the recommended initiatives outlined in the plan has transitioned to Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Department of Public Health (DPH), and other state agencies. 


Inforgraphic regarding firefighting foam deadlines for usage and PFAS-free alternative.Public Act 21-191,  An Act Concerning the Use of Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Class B Firefghting Foam:

Extensions for Class B PFAS Firefighting Foam Use are available.

DEEP and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) are implementing the take-back and safe disposal of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) containing PFAS from state and municipal fire departments.

In addition, DEEP is developing a Geographic Information System (GIS) project specific to potential PFAS sources for use as a tool to evaluate the vulnerability of sensitive receptors, including drinking water supplies and surface water bodies, to PFAS pollution.  This GIS project will assist DEEP and DPH in prioritizing future site investigations throughout the state.

Furthermore, DEEP is planning initial testing at about one third of the state’s wastewater treatment plants.  This testing will include analysis of influent to and effluent from the treatment facilities.

For more information on steps being taken by DEEP and DPH, please contact:

PFAS Resources and Documents

Meetings and Webinars

Task Force Background

 The Interagency PFAS Task Force was established by Governor Ned Lamont on July 8, 2019 to protect Connecticut residents and the environment from the harmful effects of PFAS.  This Task Force, which was led by the DPH and DEEP and included representatives from a broad variety of state agencies, was tasked with delivering a PFAS Action Plan to Governor Lamont containing a comprehensive strategy to:

  1. Minimize human health risk for Connecticut residents,
  2. Minimize future releases of PFAS to the environment, and
  3. Identify, assess, and clean up historic releases of PFAS to the environment.
To address these three focus areas, the Task Force established Committees on:
These committees welcomed participation from all interested stakeholders. 
 
Task Force Timeline

PFAS Task Force Timeline

Task Force Meetings and Webinars

September 18, 2019 - Task Force Meeting
 

 

PFAS Task Force Meeting Aug 28 2019

 PFAS Interagency Task Force Meeting - August 28, 2019

July 30, 2019 - Task Force Kick-Off Meeting
Task Force Webinars

Agencies and Entities in the Interagency PFAS Task Force

  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Commissioner Katie Dykes, Task Force co-chair)
  • Department of Public Health (Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell, Task Force co-chair)
  • Office of the Governor
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of Planning and Management
  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Connecticut Airport Authority
  • Connecticut Military Department
  • Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • Department of Administrative Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Consumer Protection
  • Department of Correction   
  • Department of Developmental Services
  • Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • University of Connecticut

PFAS Resources and Documents

State of Connecticut Resources
Other PFAS Resources
Content Last Updated August 13, 2021