AFFF environmental impact statement

An environmental impact statement (EIS) evaluates the potential impacts of a project or program on the surrounding environment and human health. We are currently evaluating the impacts of an aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) collection and disposal program. This program would collect, transport, and dispose of AFFF from Washington municipal fire departments.

Click through our interactive draft EIS (DEIS) below to learn more about the proposed disposal options and potential impacts. You can also read the DEIS fact sheet and summary for a high level overview or read the full report.

Click through the interactive document above, open the AFFF DEIS in a new window, or read the plain text version.

What are the proposed disposal options?

There are five AFFF collection and disposal program alternatives:

  • Solidification and landfilling.
  • Deep well injection.
  • Incineration.
  • Approved hold in place.
  • No action.

Watch our AFFF draft Environmental Impact Statement informational presentation on YouTube to learn more.

When will the collection and disposal program start?

After the public comment period closes in Feb. 2024, we will:

  • Review comments.
  • Assess the available collection and disposal options.
  • Choose a program alternative.

Once the EIS is finalized, we will launch the AFFF collection and disposal program sometime in Summer or Fall 2024.

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