PFAS National Environmental Management Plan

PFAS National Environmental Management Plan

The National Chemicals Working Group of the Heads of EPAs Australia and New Zealand are calling for input into a new management Plan for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The ACT & Commonwealth Governments are holding a short information session on Monday 4 September 2017.

PFAS are a class of man-made chemicals that have been widely used to make products more stain-resistant, waterproof and/or nonstick. They were also used in fire fighting foam.

Information Session
The PFAS National Environmental Management Plan aims to provide governments with a consistent, practical, risk-based framework for the environmental regulation of PFAS-contaminated materials and sites.

The PFAS National Environmental Management Plan is being developed as an adaptive plan, able to respond to emerging research and knowledge. A copy of the Consultation Draft is available on the Vic EPA’s website at

The ACT based information  session will introduce the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan, discuss the timeline and process for development and outline how you can have your say.

Date: Monday 4th September 2017
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Macarthur House, 14 Wattle Street, Lyneham Canberra ACT

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