­ITRC Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Guidance Document Update


Access the Updated PFAS Guidance Document Here!

ITRC’s PFAS Team is pleased to announce the release of the updated PFAS-1 Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document! This update includes more content across multiple sections including discussions on biosolids, recent claims of PFAS use and occurrence in products, AFFF replacement and clean-out, and PFAS inhalation toxicology. Other sections of the document have also been selected for additional content, including lysimeters, health effects of AFFF, and air emissions treatment. In addition, multiple external tables have been updated, including the Regulatory Programs Summary, the Analytical Methods Tables, and the Treatment Technology Table.


The 500+ page document also includes discussions on new and updated case studies, stakeholder perspectives, and technical challenges in addressing PFAS; the document provides additional references to relevant scientific literature. The ITRC PFAS Team continues to review new research to develop additional content for future updates.

PFAS Training Resources!

PFAS Introductory Training New!

View the Archvied PFAS Introductory Training Here!

The new ITRC PFAS Introductory Training module covers a broad overview of the topics included in the updated online document; the training archive from September 2023 is posted on the USEPA Clu-In platform and is linked from the PFAS website. In addition, the 13 fact sheets have been updated to reflect the latest web document and can be found on the PFAS website.

PFAS Explainer Videos

9 short training explainer videos that supplement the Fact Sheets and provide a quick overview of the critical topics covered in the Guidance.


PFAS Training Modules

10 training videos are integrated into this online document to support users' understanding of the subject matter. The videos are 20-30 minutes long and each addresses a specific PFAS topic. The lecture-style videos are based on the widely successful and popular ITRC Classroom Training: Managing PFAS Contamination at Your Site, which has been presented nationwide to thousands of environmental practitioners since 2018. The videos are FREE and can be found on ITRC's YouTube channel!

PFAS Experts Roundtable

Hosting roundtable discussions through EPA's Clu-In site, the ITRC PFAS team has provided environmental and public health professionals the opportunity to communicate with ITRC's internationally recognized PFAS experts, and to ask their most pressing questions on the subject. Each roundtable discussion concerns topics, ranging from Naming Conventions and Sampling and Analytical Techniques to Fate and Transport, AFFF, and Health Effects. View the Roundtables here! Stay tuned to Clu-In for future training sessions.

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