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DoD Temporarily Prohibits the Incineration of Materials Containing PFAS

In April, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a temporary prohibition on the incineration of materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), “including Aqueous Film Forming Foam concentrate, rinsate, water mixtures, and any PFAS-containing media recovered during DoD’s cleanup processes.” The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act required DoD to apply the prohibition until the Department issues guidance implementing EPA’s interim guidance on the destruction and disposal of PFAS. The memo states that DoD expects to finalize and issue its guidance in the near future.