Following the launch of the Minnesota's PFAS Blueprint and the PFAS monitoring plan, the MPCA's Remediation program is developing guidance for addressing PFAS at sites around the state. The agency will develop the guidance in coordination with external stakeholders who represent the various sectors engaged in addressing PFAS contamination. The remediation PFAS stakeholder advisory group will outline the decision-making process and establish guidance for PFAS investigation and cleanup at remediation sites.

Stakeholder advisory group

In order to efficiently develop the PFAS guidance with an aggressive timeline, a dedicated stakeholder advisory group was assembled from sectors that will be affected by PFAS at remediation sites. The stakeholder advisory group meets approximately every other month in a closed session meeting to discuss the components of the guidance document. Stakeholders for each sector provide written comments on draft materials prepared by MPCA. These comments will reflect the input from all engaged sectors. If you have feedback, questions, concerns, etc. please reach out to the designated stakeholder representative for your sector so they can share your feedback at the stakeholder advisory group meetings.

Guidance development process and timeline

The guidance document uses an evidence-based approach that builds upon the framework and strategies presented in previous MPCA publications. Until completion of the final Remediation PFAS guidance document, the Remediation program will be using the MPCA’s PFAS Monitoring Plan including Appendix E as our regulatory framework for PFAS sites.

The remediation PFAS guidance document is scheduled to be finalized and shared in summer 2023. The advisory group will meet regularly during the development process.

Advisory group members

Members of the PFAS stakeholder advisory group represent all the sectors engaged in PFAS remediation. For more information about your sector, please coordinate with member(s) representing your stakeholder group. We encourage you to reach out to your representative(s) to provide the advisory group with your feedback and to answer any questions.

Name and email address Title Organization Phone number
Marie De los Santos Senior consultant Ramboll  
Emma Driver Program manager Wood 612-381-7845
Mark Ethen Chief Credit Officer NE Bank 612-362-3248
Mark Keefer Business unit leader/Senior scientist & environmental consultant Braun Intertec 952-995-2493
Briana Kirby Environmental risk manager Bremer 651-734-4859
Elizabeth M. Kluesner Executive Director Minnesota Brownfields 608-577-7189
Rick Kubler Partner Lathrop GPM LLP 612-632-3224
Joseph Maternowski Attorney Hessian & McKasy, PA 612-746-5754
Nick Nigro PFAS product manager Pace Analytical 608-221-8700
Paul Raymaker Project manager Bay West, LLC 651-291-3411
Liz Robertson   Minnesota Department of Health  
Matt Saam Public works director City of Apple Valley 952-953-2412
Jay Thompson Professional environmental engineer Geosyntec Consultants 612-253-8207
Cathy Undem Environmental assessment program manager Dakota County