Federal Report on PFAS Research Activities

March 16, 2023. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021, Congress directed the formation of an Interagency Working Group to coordinate Federal research on PFAS. In response, the federal Office of Science and Technical Policy (OSTP) developed a PFAS Strategy Team. The PFAS Strategy Team is co-chaired by OSTP, Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of Defense.

This week the PFAS Strategy Team released the enclosed report (OSTP-March-2023-PFAS-Report ). From the cover letter to Congress: “The PFAS Report provides a high-level overview of research on PFAS as a chemical class by addressing the following strategic areas: removal and destruction, safer alternatives, sources and pathways of exposure, and toxicity. The report also describes the state of Federal PFAS research and development, including relevant Federal funding and activities.”