The PFAS monitoring plan lays out a path forward for PFAS monitoring at solid waste, wastewater, and stormwater facilities, hazardous waste landfills, facilities with air emissions, and sites in the Brownfield or Superfund programs. The plan does not establish facility-specific requirements, but outlines how the MPCA plans to prioritize locations for PFAS monitoring and what the monitoring will entail.
The MPCA began working with stakeholders in June 2021 to build a PFAS monitoring plan. This plan aligns with the management strategy and near-term priorities in Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint:
- Prevent. Discover the most significant sources of PFAS in the environment. This information can help facilities switch to PFAS-free products, enact PFAS management plans, or install up-stream PFAS treatment and destruction systems.
- Manage. Gather data needed to develop PFAS minimization strategies to meaningfully reduce PFAS releases to the environment.
- Clean up. Discover PFAS-impacted areas to target risk reduction efforts, such as ensuring rapid investigation of potentially impacted drinking water systems or commonly used fisheries.
- Summer 2021: Plan development, kick-off event and input meetings
- Nov. 16, 2021: Draft plan released
- Jan. 21, 2022: Public input period ended
- March 2022: Final plan released
- 2022 – 2024: Implementation