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Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Collection and Disposal Program: Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Publication number Date Published
23-04-064December 2023
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Note: Appendix A.2: Washington State Fire Department AFFF Inventory Results

Appendix A.1, Part 1: DS EIS Issuance
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Appendix A.1, Part 2: Scoping Comments Summary
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Appendix A.1, Part 3: DNS Comments Received
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Appendix A.3: Ecology Regulations, Permits, and Certifications
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Appendix A.4: Biological Characteristics of Fire Stations
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is a firefighting foam used to extinguish flammable liquid fires, such as those involving oil or gasoline. While it is an effective fire suppression tool, AFFF contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These toxic chemicals do not easily break down and can negatively impact human health and the environment.

This document provides environmental and public health information regarding alternatives for safer disposal of AFFF stockpiled at the state’s municipal fire departments. We encourage you to provide input during the public comment period, open December 20, 2023, through February 5, 2024.
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Keywords PFAS, AFFF, firefighting, Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), safer alternatives, draft, fact sheet, municipal, environmental impact statement, collection, fire station, firefighting foam, AFFF collection and disposal program, draft environmental impact statement, municipal fire stations, Safer Products
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