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.
For more information on the project or interest in technical assistance, please send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org and a MnTAP staff member will connect with you to learn more.
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.