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PFAS Chemical Action Plan

PFAS Chemical Action Plan Advisory Committee

The advisory committee helps the Departments of Ecology and Health develop a Chemical Action Plan (CAP) for Per- and Poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS).

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PFAS in Food Packaging Alternatives Assessment

In 2018, a Washington State law passed that prohibits all PFAS in paper food packaging. The PFAS ban is part of the Toxics in Packaging law (RCW 70.95G). Safer alternatives to PFAS in food packaging must be available before the ban takes effect. The law requires Ecology to study PFAS in food packaging and assess the safety of alternatives. Ecology is required to conduct an alternatives assessment (AA) to identify safer alternatives (chemical and non-chemical) to PFAS in food packaging. The ban will take effect January 2022, after we:

  • Identify safer alternatives.
  • Receive feedback from an external peer review.
  • Publish the findings in the Washington State Register.

Comments will be accepted on the PFAS AA Project Summary until December 4, 2018 - submit comments online.

Ecology will provide updates on the PFAS AA process through periodic conference calls. PFAS AA notices will be posted on this site and shared through listserv messages. Ecology's PFAS AA Focus Sheet provides more information.

Advisory Committee Meeting Documents

CAP meeting documents are provided at the bottom of this page for January 2016; August, November, December of 2017; June, October of 2018. Sort the list of documents by Category to find meeting information. CAP meetings are open to the public and all interested parties.

Updated Interim PFAS CAP

Review the Interim PFAS CAP, PFAS CAP Focus Sheet, and comments on Interim PFAS CAP.

PFAS CAP Timeline

   January/February 2019 post updated chapters and draft CAP recommendations.
   March 2019 host a webinar to review chapter updates, draft recommendations and cost analysis.
   Spring 2019 puplish the Draft PFAS CAP.
       Hold a 60-day public comment period - with public meetings (estimated Summer 2019).
   Fall 2019 finalize PFAS CAP.
       Hold an Advisory Committee meeting to review comments on the Draft CAP (estimated October 2019).
       Publish the Final PFAS CAP (estimated December 2019).
 

Other Information: Links to the 2017 draft chapters (posted below): Chemistry, Health, Environment, Uses, Regulations, Biosolids, and Ecotoxicology. Comments on these 'chapters' are in the documents posted at the bottom of this site. These 'chapters' will be updated and published in early 2019 and discussed at the March 2019 webinar.

Other PFAS Links

 Washington PFAS in firefighting agents and equipment law (RCW 70.75A).
    More information about firefighting foam and equipment.
 Washington PFAS in food packaging law (RCW 70.95G) this law also applies to metals in packaging.
 Washington Department of Ecology's PFAS website.
 Washington Department of Health's PFAS website.
 ATSDR's PFAS fact sheet.
 ATSDR's PFAS and your health website.
      ATSDR = Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 EPA's PFAS fact sheet.
 EPA's PFAS in your environment website.
 

Advisory Committee members

  • Jessica Bowman, FluoroCouncil
  • Tom Bruton, Green Science Policy Institute
  • Gary Chandler, Association of Washington Business
  • Alissa Cordner, Whitman College
  • Chad Cross, Washington Fire Chiefs Association
  • Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Rob Duff, Office of Governor Jay Inslee
  • Steve Gilbert, Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders
  • Beth Jensen, Outdoor Industry Association
  • Rhonda Kaetzel, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Greg Keith, City of Issaquah
  • Doug Kelly, Island County Public Health
  • Kendra Liebman, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
  • John Lovie, Whidbey Island Water Systems Association
  • Rory O'Rourke, King County Department of Natural Resources
  • Cheri Peele, Clean Production Action
  • Don Robbins, Port of Seattle
  • Erika Schreder, Washington Toxics Coalition
  • Todd Starkey, Port of Seattle Firefighters
  • Heather Trim, Zerowaste Washington
  • Abigail Welch, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
  • Joe Yarbrough, Carpet and Rug Institute

Contact:

Kara Steward
Department of Ecology | Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program
360-407-6250
kara.steward@ecy.wa.gov

Documents

 File NameFile SizeDescriptionCategoryDate Added
PFASFoodPackagingAAProjectSummary110618.pdf 618.9 KB PFAS AA Project Summary
PFAS AA Project Summary
PFAS AA 11/06/18 11:00 AM
PFAS100418Slides.pdf 1 MB Ecology Slides
Ecology Slides
Meeting 6 Oct 2018 10/12/18 01:09 PM
100418Notes.pdf 327.1 KB Oct 2018 Notes
Oct 2018 Notes
Meeting 6 Oct 2018 10/12/18 11:38 AM
DOHUpdate100418.pdf 1.8 MB DOH udpate slides
DOH udpate slides
Meeting 6 Oct 2018 10/03/18 03:51 PM
CAPEconomics100418.pdf 146.1 KB Economics slides
Economics slides
Meeting 6 Oct 2018 10/03/18 02:27 PM
20181004OptionsBrainstormList.pdf 481.7 KB Brainstorm list goals and options
Brainstorm list goals and options
Meeting 6 Oct 2018 10/02/18 04:54 PM
Agenda010716.pdf 113.6 KB Jan 7 2016 agenda
Jan 7 2016 agenda
Meeting 1 - Jan 2016 10/02/18 09:37 AM
PFASAgenda100418.pdf 352.2 KB Oct 4 2018 agenda
Oct 4 2018 agenda
Meeting 6 Oct 2018 10/02/18 09:35 AM
060618WebinarNotes.pdf 249.1 KB June 6, 2018 Notes
June 6, 2018 Notes
Meeting 5 - June 201... 06/15/18 02:37 PM
060618Slides.pdf 1.2 MB June 6,2018 Slides
June 6,2018 Slides
Meeting 5 - June 201... 06/06/18 11:58 AM
PFASAgenda060618.pdf 308.6 KB Updated June 6, 2018 Agenda
Updated June 6, 2018 Agenda
Meeting 5 - June 201... 06/06/18 11:14 AM
121217Notes.pdf 771.5 KB Dec 12 2017 Final notes
Dec 12 2017 Final notes
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 01/24/18 04:27 PM
Poster3SETACBorghoffWEB.PDF 2.1 MB STEAC PFHxA poster
STEAC PFHxA poster
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 12/18/17 10:50 AM
Poster2SETACBorghoffWEB.PDF 2 MB SETAC 6:2 FTOH poster
SETAC 6:2 FTOH poster
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 12/18/17 10:50 AM
KingCoWLRDComments121217.PDF 590.5 KB King Co updated Comments
King Co updated Comments
Draft Comments 12/18/17 10:41 AM
110117FinalNotes.pdf 578.2 KB Nov 1, 2017 Final notes
Nov 1, 2017 Final notes
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 12/18/17 10:40 AM
TEDX121217.pdf 287.8 KB TEDX Handout Dec 12, 2017
TEDX Handout Dec 12, 2017
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 12/12/17 02:22 PM
Whidbey121217.pdf 898.4 KB Whidbey handout Dec 12, 2017
Whidbey handout Dec 12, 2017
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 12/12/17 02:21 PM
PFAS121217.pdf 1.7 MB Ecology/Health slides, Dec 12, 2017
Ecology/Health slides, Dec 12, 2017
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 12/12/17 02:20 PM
LHWMP-Comments120717.pdf 226 KB Local Hazardous Waste Management Program comments
Local Hazardous Waste Management Program comments
Draft Comments 12/07/17 01:11 PM
PFASAgenda121217.pdf 433.5 KB Dec 12, 2017 Agenda
Dec 12, 2017 Agenda
Meeting 4 Dec 2017 12/07/17 09:49 AM
PHSKC-Comments120417.pdf 1.2 MB Public Health Seattle King Co
Public Health Seattle King Co
Draft Comments 12/04/17 12:08 PM
WelchPortGambleSKlallam-HealthComments112217.pdf 2.3 MB Welch-Port Gamble SKlallam - Health comments
Welch-Port Gamble SKlallam - Health comments
Draft Comments 11/22/17 09:21 AM
ZeroWasteWA-BiosolidsComments-110817.pdf 733.7 KB ZeroWaste WA Comments - biosolids
ZeroWaste WA Comments - biosolids
Draft Comments 11/22/17 09:20 AM
PortofSeattle-UsesComments111917.pdf 258.4 KB Port of Seattle comment (Uses pg 9)
Port of Seattle comment (Uses pg 9)
Draft Comments 11/20/17 11:57 AM
TFF-Comments111717.pdf 305 KB Toxic Free Future comments
Toxic Free Future comments
Draft Comments 11/20/17 10:21 AM
Fluorocouncil-EcotoxComments111617.pdf 719 KB FluoroCouncil Ecotox section comments
FluoroCouncil Ecotox section comments
Draft Comments 11/20/17 10:20 AM
AWB PFAS Comment 11-17-2017.pdf 389.4 KB Association of Washington Business (comments)
Association of Washington Business (comments)
Draft Comments 11/20/17 10:20 AM
AWB-Letter to Gov Inslee PFAS Nov 2017.pdf 340.1 KB Association of Washington Business (letter)
Association of Washington Business (letter)
Draft Comments 11/20/17 10:20 AM
AFPA comments on PFAS CAP 11172017.pdf 162.3 KB American Forest & Paper Association comments
American Forest & Paper Association comments
Draft Comments 11/20/17 10:19 AM
Ecotoxicology-110817.pdf 715.1 KB Ecotoxicology section
Ecotoxicology section
November 2017 draft 11/08/17 02:27 PM
Biosolids-110817.pdf 593.5 KB Biosolids section
Biosolids section
November 2017 draft 11/08/17 02:26 PM
KingCo110117slides.pdf 2.6 MB King County slides
King County slides
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 11/08/17 02:25 PM
TFFhandout110117.pdf 98.7 KB Toxic Free Future handout
Toxic Free Future handout
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 11/02/17 09:46 AM
ECYDOH110117slides.pdf 1 MB Ecology/Health slides
Ecology/Health slides
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 11/02/17 09:04 AM
FluoroCouncil110117.pdf 3 MB FluoroCouncil slides
FluoroCouncil slides
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 11/02/17 08:56 AM
ListofOptions.pdf 282.3 KB List of Options
List of Options
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 10/31/17 05:17 PM
PFASAgenda110117.pdf 438.9 KB Nov 1, 2017 Agenda
Nov 1, 2017 Agenda
Meeting 3 - Nov 2017 10/25/17 01:24 PM
RegulationsChapter-FCComments2017-1019.pdf 1 MB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:38 PM
UsesChapter-FCComments2017-1019.pdf 1 MB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:38 PM
EnvironmentChapter-FCComments2017-1017.pdf 956.7 KB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:37 PM
HealthChapter-FCComments2017-1019.pdf 2.6 MB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:37 PM
ChemistryChapter-FCComments2017-1019.pdf 1.4 MB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:36 PM
Intro-FCComments2017-1017.pdf 644.7 KB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:36 PM
WA PFAS CAP Comments Final with att 2017-1020.pdf 1.5 MB FluoroCouncil Comments
FluoroCouncil Comments
Draft Comments 10/20/17 03:35 PM
100917CordnerComments.pdf 146.9 KB Comments on Draft PFAS CAP Chapters
Comments on Draft PFAS CAP Chapters
Draft Comments 10/11/17 10:19 AM
083017Notes.pdf 645.8 KB Aug 30, 2017 Notes
Aug 30, 2017 Notes
Meeting 2 - Aug 2017 10/06/17 02:59 PM
Uses-100517.pdf 973 KB Sept 2017 Uses draft chapter
Sept 2017 Uses draft chapter
Sept 2017 draft chap... 10/05/17 04:25 PM
Intro-100517.pdf 552.5 KB Sept 2017 Intro draft chapter
Sept 2017 Intro draft chapter
Sept 2017 draft chap... 10/05/17 04:25 PM
Regulations-092017.pdf 862.9 KB Sept 2017 Regulations draft chapter
Sept 2017 Regulations draft chapter
Sept 2017 draft chap... 09/20/17 09:10 AM
Chemistry-092017.pdf 1.3 MB Sept 2017 Chemistry draft chapter
Sept 2017 Chemistry draft chapter
Sept 2017 draft chap... 09/20/17 09:10 AM
Environment-091917.pdf 830.2 KB Sept 2017 Environment draft chapter
Sept 2017 Environment draft chapter
Sept 2017 draft chap... 09/20/17 09:09 AM
Health-091917.pdf 2.4 MB Sept 2017 Health draft chapter
Sept 2017 Health draft chapter
Sept 2017 draft chap... 09/20/17 09:09 AM
CleanupStandards.pdf 193.7 KB Aug 30 2017 Cleanup Standards discussion
Aug 30 2017 Cleanup Standards discussion
Meeting 2 - Aug 2017 09/13/17 05:01 PM
083017Slides.pdf 4 MB Aug 30, 2017 slides
Aug 30, 2017 slides
Meeting 2 - Aug 2017 09/07/17 02:50 PM
083017AttendeeList.pdf 210.5 KB Aug 30, 2017 attendee list
Aug 30, 2017 attendee list
Meeting 2 - Aug 2017 09/05/17 05:19 PM
083017PFASCAPagenda.pdf 421.2 KB Aug 30, 2017 agenda
Aug 30, 2017 agenda
Meeting 2 - Aug 2017 08/31/17 03:27 PM
010716Slides.pdf 788 KB Jan 7, 2016 slides
Jan 7, 2016 slides
Meeting 1 - Jan 2016 08/25/17 01:18 PM
010716PFASNotes.pdf 249.2 KB Jan 7, 2016 notes
Jan 7, 2016 notes
Meeting 1 - Jan 2016 08/25/17 01:17 PM

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