FY 2016 STATEMENT OF NEED
Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area
The objective of this Statement of Need (SON) was to solicit proposals to develop an improved understanding of the ecotoxicity of compounds associated with the release of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). Of particular importance was an improved understanding of the ecotoxicity of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and defining their relative toxicity, as well as a suite of relevant per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in environmental media as a result of AFFF release. Proposers were asked to focuse on one or more of the following specific objectives in order to fill gaps in the knowledge base:
The projects listed below were selected to address the objectives of this SON. Additional information on individual projects can be found by clicking the project title.
The knowledge of the potential environmental risk of PFAS associated with AFFF will assist in the development of appropriate site-specific risk assessments and the decisions related to mitigation of exposures and/or future environmental cleanup.