FY 2022 STATEMENT OF NEED
Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area
The objective of this Statement on Need (SON) was to develop an improved understanding of the ecotoxicity of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) associated with the release of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) in the marine environment, particularly ecological receptors in the near-shore environment. The specific goal was to address the following research needs:
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.
Research should provide knowledge of the potential environmental risk of PFAS in the marine environment and assist in the development of appropriate site-specific risk assessments and the decisions related to mitigation of exposures at these marine sites.