PFAS Task Force

Policies

Since July 2019, DoD’s PFAS Task Force has provided strategic leadership and direction to ensure a coordinated, aggressive, and holistic approach to DoD-wide efforts to address PFAS.

The Task Force has strategically prioritized actions aligned with goals and objectives and is working to complete them by evaluating and establishing policy positions and reporting requirements, encouraging and accelerating research and development, and ensuring the DoD Components are addressing and communicating about PFAS in a consistent, open, and transparent matter. These policies ensure consistency across the DoD Components and help DoD track its PFAS cleanup progress and investments. As a result of the Task Force’s efforts, the Department issued the following policies.

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# Title Date Type
1 Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program
August 24, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
2 Managing Controlled Unclassified Information in Department of Defense Environmental Cleanup Data and Reports August 24, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
3 Memorandum for Establishing a Consistent Methodology for the Analysis of PFAS in Matrices Other than Drinking Water August 7, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
4 Memorandum for Incineration Prohibition Policy Update July 14, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
5 Interim Guidance on Destruction or Disposal of Materials Containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the United States July 11, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
6 Memorandum for Taking Interim Actions to Address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Migration from DoD Installations and National Guard Facilities July 11, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
7 Memorandum for Sampling of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in DoD-Owned Drinking Water Systems July 11, 2023 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
8 Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program (Superseded and cancelled by the ASD(EI&E) Memorandum, “Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program,” August 24, 2023.) July 6, 2022 PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum
9 Public Disclosure of Department of Defense's Planned Testing of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water Within a Covered Area June 15, 2022 PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum
10 Addressing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances at Base Realignment and Closure Locations May 11, 2022 PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum
11 Public Disclosure of Department of Defense Testing Results of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water Within a Covered Area April 26, 2022 PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum
12 Temporary Prohibition on Incineration of Materials Containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) April 26, 2022 ASD(EI&E) Memorandum
13 Response and Reporting of Aqueous Film Forming Foam Usage, and Accidental Releases/Spills on Military Installations and National Guard Facilities April 7, 2022 PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum
14 Department of Defense Guidance on Using State Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Drinking Water Standards in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Removal Actions December 22, 2021 ASD(S) Memorandum
15 Update for Establishing a Consistent Methodology for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Media Other than Drinking Water (Superseded and cancelled by the ASD(EI&E) Memorandum, “Establishing a Consistent Methodology for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Matrices Other than Drinking Water,” August 7, 2023.) December 7, 2021 ASD(S) Memorandum
16 Agricultural Operations Notifications and Reporting Requirement November 5, 2021 ASD(S) Memorandum
17 Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program (Superseded and cancelled by the PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum, “Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program”, July 6, 2022) September 15, 2021 ASD(S) Memorandum
18 Guidance for Including Certain National Guard Sites in the DERP September 29, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
19 Blood Testing for DoD Firefighters to Determine Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances September 29, 2020 ASD(Readiness) Memorandum
20 Guidance for Agreements to Share Monitoring Data Related to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Other Emerging Contaminants of Concern September 18, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
21 Prohibition of Testing and Training with Fluorinated Aqueous Film Forming Foam (Rescinded by PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum, “Response and Reporting of Aqueous Film Forming Foam Usage, and Accidental Releases/Spills on Military Installations and National Guard Facilities”, April 7, 2022) September 18, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
22 Guidance for Acquiring Property Pursuant to Section 344 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2020 September 18, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
23 Guidance for Implementing Section 343 of the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Provision of Water Uncontaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate for Agricultural Purposes August 4, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
24 Monitoring of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling for Installations with Non-Department of Defense Drinking Water Systems July 23, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
25 Reporting Host Nation Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Requirements at Installations Outside the United States May 20, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
26 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Sampling of Department of Defense Drinking Water Systems March 2, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
27 Aqueous Film Forming Foam Usage and Spill Reporting (Superseded by PDASD(EI&E) Memorandum, “Response and Reporting of Aqueous Film Forming Foam Usage, and Accidental Releases/Spills on Military Installations and National Guard Facilities”, April 7, 2022) January 13, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
28 Reporting of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits Containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Conditions January 10, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
29 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Data Call for Installations Outside the United States January 6, 2020 ASD(S) Memorandum
30 Establishing a Consistent Methodology for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Media Other than Drinking Water November 22, 2019 ASD(S) Memorandum
31 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Cleanup Progress Reporting October 23, 2019 ASD(S) Memorandum
32 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Communications between Installations and their Communities on and off the Installation November 22, 2019 ASD(S) Memorandum
33 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Cleanup Cost Reporting October 15, 2019 ASD(S) Memorandum
34 Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program (Superseded and cancelled by the ASD(S) Memorandum, “Investigating Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Department of Defense Cleanup Program”, September 15, 2021) October 15, 2019 ASD(S) Memorandum