DEEP: PFAS Task Force

Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force
 
 
The Draft PFAS Action Plan has been officially released for public comment.
 
The Draft PFAS Action Plan, officially released on October 1, 2019, outlines a series of actions that the Interagency PFAS Task Force recommends for addressing per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in Connecticut.
 
Public comments on the Draft Action Plan will be accepted until the close of business on October 15, 2019. Comments can either be submitted to the Task Force via email at CTPFAS@ct.gov or mailed to:
 
Ray Frigon, Assistant Director
Remediation Division
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
 
Following the close of the public comment period, the Action Plan will be revised to take public comments into consideration, and the Final PFAS Action Plan will be delivered to Governor Lamont on November 1, 2019.
 
To protect Connecticut’s residents and environment from the harmful effects of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), Governor Ned Lamont established the Connecticut Interagency PFAS Task Force on July 8, 2019.  This Task Force, which is led by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and contains representatives from a broad variety of state agencies, is tasked with delivering a PFAS Action Plan to Governor Lamont by November 1, 2019.  This Action Plan will contain a comprehensive strategy to:
  1. Minimize human health risk for Connecticut residents,
  2. Minimize future releases of PFAS to the environment, and
  3. Identify, assess, and clean up historic releases of PFAS to the environment.
To address these three focus areas, the Task Force established Committees on
These Committees welcomed participation from all interested stakeholders. 
 
Task Force Timeline
 
The Interagency PFAS Task Force was established by Governor Ned Lamont on July 8, 2019.
 
 
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Presentations will be posted to this webpage following each Task Force meeting.
 
September 18, 2019 - Task Force Meeting 
 
August 28, 2019 - Task Force Meeting

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PFAS Interagency Task Force Meeting - August 28, 2019

July 30, 2019 - Task Force Kick-Off Meeting

Task Force Webinars
 
To stay informed of the PFAS Task Force activities, subscribe to the CT_PFASTaskForce listserv.
 
 
Agencies and Entities in the Interagency PFAS Task Force
  • Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Commissioner Katie Dykes, Task Force co-chair)
  • Department of Public Health (Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell, Task Force co-chair)
  • Office of the Governor
  • Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
  • Connecticut Airport Authority
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of Planning and Management
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Department of Consumer Protection
  • Connecticut Military
  • Department of Correction
  • Department of Administrative Services  
  • Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • University of Connecticut
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Developmental Services
  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
 
PFAS Resources and Documents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Content Last Updated October 1, 2019