Department staff talking one-on-one with individuals at a meeting

The Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Workgroup is a stakeholder workgroup made up of representative from the department and Missouri experts in the fields of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, chemistry, analytical methods and environmental advocacy. The department's Water Protection Program began this workgroup to tackle issues relating to PFAS, in response to stakeholder concerns regarding this emerging contaminant. The main workgroup will be dedicated to developing policies and tools regarding PFAS, while smaller sub-workgroup will be covering specific topics affected by PFAS.

For general information about PFAS and on-going actions the department and EPA are taking to address concerns, visit Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

Meetings

Attendance at these meetings may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call options. The department attempts to correct any technical difficulties as they arise, but the meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.

To participate in a specific sub-workgroup identified by the department, email the staff coordinator noted below. 

Staff Coordinator: Jessica Vitale, Water Protection Program, jessica.vitale@dnr.mo.gov, 573-522-2575

Upcoming Meetings

There are no new meetings currently scheduled. Please check back, because we anticipate new information soon!

Past Meetings

Sub-workgroups

The sub-workgroups are smaller teams composed of PFAS workgroup members covering specific topics affected by PFAS. The sub-workgroups currently designated are listed below: 

  • Drinking Water Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and Source Water Protection
  • Water Quality Standards
  • NPDES Permitting and Pretreatment
  • Removal and Destruction Technologies
  • Biosolids; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also called Superfund); and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Sampling Trends and Procedures 
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Public Policy and Communication

These sub-workgroups will meet throughout 2023 and provide updates at the May and August Water Protection Forum meetings. The sub-workgroups will also report their findings and recommendations by the end of the year.

Contact Information