PFAS Source Identification Project
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is working with MPCA and EPA through a Pollution Prevention grant to help wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and Minnesota businesses begin identifying and reducing the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in industry.
This project will provide technical assistance at no cost to work with Minnesota wastewater treatment plants, municipalities, and businesses to identify sources of PFAS within local operations.
This project will perform the following activities:
- Identify materials, processes, or products with high levels of PFAS that are likely to contribute to environmental contamination in Minnesota.
- Conduct facility level pollution prevention technical assistance activities with relevant sites in each sector to verify PFAS use and assess source reduction strategies.
- Publish and present sector-specific assessment guides to assist industry with identifying reducing and replacing PFAS use in their operations.
Source identification will be accomplished by leveraging data and published literature to focus attention towards potential sources. Using established lists and methods, PFAS sources will be identified and potential alternatives will be explored.
From generalized findings identified through technical assistance and literature reviews, MnTAP will assemble sector specific assessment guides to help provide guidance for how to find PFAS in operations.
We have a short survey to learn more about how Minnesota businesses and WWTPs are dealing with PFAS. We would like to learn about what steps you’ve taken so far in addressing PFAS at your location. It’s okay if the answer is nothing yet – we would still love to hear from you! At the end of the survey, you can also request to be added to the list of locations that would like to receive technical assistance for PFAS from MnTAP.
We look forward to learning from you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Industries:Take the survey
For WWTPs:Take the survey
Funding Source and Additional Resources
The FY 2022 and FY 2023 Pollution Prevention Grant Program Funded by the Bipartisan
Infrastructure Law has provided grant funding for this project.
For more information on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan please visit their webpage and read the PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Action 2021-2024 document.