France Launches Consultation on Industrial PFAS Discharge Monitoring Plan
The French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion has launched a consultation with stakeholders to develop an order that will implement a campaign of analyses of aqueous discharges from industrial sectors that may produce or use per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
This action is part of axis 4 of the "PFAS" action plan aimed at better protecting the health of French people and the environment. The objective of this action is to characterize the presence of PFAS at the outlet of these installations, in order to identify the predominant substances within the discharges and the sectors of activity associated with high emissions.
Depending on the results obtained at the end of this research and analysis campaign, long-term monitoring of the PFAS present in the aqueous discharges from high-emitting facilities will be set up. When significant releases are identified, a reduction process will be implemented locally.
The consultation with stakeholders, including professional federations, local authorities and environmental associations, will last for one month. A public consultation on the draft text will then be conducted.