FY 2023 STATEMENT OF NEED
Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area
The objective of this Statement on Need (SON) was to improve management of impacted stormwater emanating from DoD facilities adjacent to waterways. The primary concern was the management of PFAS-impacted runoff or infiltration to groundwater from historic AFFF use. Specifically, the goal was to address the following research needs:
- Develop cost-effective active treatment technologies to treat chemicals of concern (COCs) in stormwater that will effectively handle varying flows and complex stormwater mixtures of varying dissolved organic carbon (DOC) content.
- Develop passive treatment technologies that will remove COCs from stormwater and can accommodate variable flows.
- Develop innovative stormwater control and treatment technologies that improve stormwater management through prevention of sediment recontamination and addition to the existing water supply.
- Methods for assessing and determining background PFAS concentrations in discharge waters at DoD facilities.
The projects to be funded will be identified by the Fall 2022.
Research should lead to improved management of PFAS in stormwater and discharge to fresh or saltwater bodies. In addition, the resulting tools and understanding should improve the ability to implement effective remedial strategies at DoD sites.