PFAS


National Tribal Water Council
PO Box 15004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004
(480) 452-6774

PFAS Resources


Washington Post’s Article "Lake Superior’s Forever Chemicals"
On January 12, 2022, the Washington Post published an article on the contamination of fish in Lake Superior and how it is affecting Indigenous tribes and their subsistence. To access the article, please visit: www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2022/01/12/lake-superior-forever-chemicals/

EPA Announces First Validated Laboratory Method to Test for PFAS in Wastewater, Surface Water, Groundwater, Soils
The EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), published a draft of the first EPA-validated laboratory analytical method to test for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in eight different environmental media, including wastewater, surface water, groundwater, and soils. This method provides certainty and consistency and advances PFAS monitoring that is essential to protecting public health. This draft method can be used in various applications, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.

For more information on CWA Analytical Methods for PFAS, visit: www.epa.gov/cwa-methods/cwa-analytical-methods-and-polyfluorinated-alkyl-substances-pfas

For Frequent Questions about PFAS Methods for NPDES Permits, visit: www.epa.gov/cwa-methods/frequent-questions-about-pfas-methods-npdes-permits