Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of chemicals used in a wide range of manufacturing applications. PFAS stay in the environment for a long time and do not break down easily. As a result, PFAS are widely detected in soil, water, air, and food. Studies indicate that exposure to certain PFAS may cause a variety of health effects.
Companies covered by TURA are required to report on Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Not Otherwise Listed (Certain PFAS NOL). There are also 172 PFAS that are reportable individually under TURA, which were added to the TURA List after their listing under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).
OTA can help your company identify potential sources of PFAS in their facilities, work with you to reduce or eliminate those sources, and help you comply with your reporting obligations. This page contains resources for TURA filers related to PFAS identification, reduction/elimination, and compliance.