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Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force

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The finalized PFAS Action Plan has been released by the Office of the Governor.

On November 4, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont officially released the finalized PFAS Action Plan prepared by the Connecticut Interagency Task Force. The plan recommends a comprehensive series of actions that the State could carry out to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Connecticut.

During the public comment period following the release of the Draft PFAS Action Plan on October 1, 2019, over 400 public comments were received. After review and careful consideration of each comment, the draft plan was revised, where appropriate, to reflect public input and was delivered to Governor Lamont on November 1, 2019.

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To protect Connecticut residents and the environment from the harmful effects of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), Governor Ned Lamont established the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force on July 8, 2019.  This Task Force, which is led by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and contains representatives from a broad variety of state agencies, is tasked with delivering a PFAS Action Plan to Governor Lamont by November 1, 2019.  This Action Plan will contain 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

The Interagency PFAS Task Force was established by Governor Ned Lamont on July 8, 2019.

PFAS Timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Presentations were posted to this web page following each Task Force meeting.

September 18, 2019 - Task Force Meeting

August 28, 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
To stay informed of the PFAS Task Force activities, subscribe to the CT_PFASTaskForce listserv.

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
  • Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
  • Connecticut Airport Authority
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of Planning and Management
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Department of Consumer Protection
  • Connecticut Military
  • Department of Correction
  • Department of Administrative Services  
  • Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • University of Connecticut
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Developmental Services
  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

PFAS Resources and Documents

For more information, contact Shannon.Pociu@ct.gov.

Content Last Updated February 21, 2020