PFAS Forum: Cleanup and Upcoming Regulations for Airports

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Rochester, MN

About the Forum

Fighting a fire on an airport runway
Photo: Shutterstock

In recent years, federal, state, and international authorities have established various health-based regulatory values and evaluation criteria for a number of specific per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in response to growing concerns with contamination. PFAS are key components in aqueous film-forming foam, which is used to fight petroleum-based fires at aviation facilities. At this time, the United States has no federally enforceable PFAS standards, leaving individual states to navigate various avenues for addressing PFAS contamination.

This forum gave attendees the chance to help educate Minnesota policymakers about the state's airport community and the potential impacts of any new standards and regulations. Airports and others affected by PFAS had the opportunity to learn from policymakers about new PFAS requirements coming down the pipeline and hear case studies from organizations that have experience with cleanup.

This forum was held in conjunction with the 2022 Minnesota Airports Conference.

Event Materials

Minnesota State Agency Panel Discussion

PFAS Cleanup Case Studies

In this session, you will hear about experiences, lessons learned and best practices from our panelists that have gone through the PFAs discovery and cleanup process.

More Information

With questions about the forum, please contact Katherine Stanley at [email protected] or 612-626-1023.


This forum was sponsored by MnDOT Aeronautics and facilitated by AirTAP.