PFAS in the legislature

Washington S-0160.2 Senate Joint Memorial 8001 was read before the Environment committee on Jan 26, 2021.

While this bill asks the federal government to assist in PFAS remediation, it contains a paragraph attempting to foreclose on the establishment of cleanup standards for PFAS. The board of WIWSA wrote to the committee chair requesting that the bill not be advanced out of committee and that the PFAS Chemical Action Plan team be allowed to complete their work and make recommendations without prior prejudice. The full test of the bill and of the board’s letter can be found below.



Draft PFAS CAP Comment Period Extended to January 4, 2021

PFAS Chemical Action Plan stakeholders,

The Chemical Action Plan (CAP) team is extending the public comment period on the Draft PFAS CAP until January 4, 2021.

We received stakeholder feedback that additional time to review would be beneficial for providing meaningful input. We recognize the immense challenges that Washington state residents and businesses have faced since spring 2020. This will allow the public and stakeholders an additional month to consider the Draft CAP and provide feedback, without significantly extending the Final CAP timeline.

Find more information on the PFAS CAP website. If you have questions, please reach out to Irina Makarow (

Thank you,

PFAS Chemical Action Plan team

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Share input on the Draft CAP at public meetings Nov. 18 and 19

If you would like to provide feedback on the Draft PFAS Chemical Action Plan (CAP) during a public comment meeting, please register for your preferred date and time: 

Ecology staff will provide a brief overview of the CAP development process and then reserve most of the time to accept comments. Please note that we plan to record the public comments.

Reach out to Ecology’s Chemical Action Planner, Irina Makarow (, if you have questions.

Thank you,

PFAS Chemical Action Plan team

WA Ecology/Health Draft PFAS CAP issued for Comment (post updated)

Dear Chemical Action Plan stakeholders,

Ecology and Health recently published the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Draft Chemical Action Plan and invite you to review and provide feedback on the research and recommendations. The public comment period starts today, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 and ends Monday, December 7, 2020.

How to share feedback on the CAP

Written comments

We encourage you to give your input via our online comment form, but you can also email comments to or mail them to Irina Makarow, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

Public comment meetings

You can also provide comments during public comment meetings this November. Register to attend a public comment meeting on the PFAS CAP website. Please note that the public comment portion of the webinars will be recorded and may be subject to public disclosure.

How we’ll use your feedback

The PFAS CAP comprehensively assesses the sources, uses, and releases of PFAS in Washington state and recommends actions to reduce human and environmental exposure. Your input will help us finalize our recommendations before publishing the Final CAP in 2021.

Find more detailed information on the PFAS CAP website. Reach out to Irina Makarow ( with any questions about the Draft PFAS CAP public comment period.

Thank you,

PFAS Chemical Action Plan team