DoD Releases Revised Military Spec for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam

On January 12, the Defense Department (DoD) released the revised military specification that covers the use of fluorine-free (PFAS) fire fighting foam on hydrocarbon liquid fuel fires in land-based applications, as mandated by the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Section 322 of the NDAA specified that the DoD must publish the military specification by January 31, 2023, ensure that the fluorine-free foam is available for use by October 1, 2023, and may not be used at any military installation on or after October 1, 2024, or alternatively, the date on which the Secretary determines that compliance with the prohibition under this subsection is possible. For more information, view the DoD Military Specification.