In accordance with Executive Order 40 (August 2019), Wisconsin DNR and other state agencies convened the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC). The executive order directed the council to develop an action plan. A draft plan was released for public comment in September 2020.
On December 16, 2020, Governor Evers announced that WisPAC had released the statewide PFAS Action Plan. The plan includes 25 action items, organized into eight themes: Standard Setting, Sampling, Pollution Prevention, Engagement, Education and Communication, Research and Knowledge, Phase Out, Future Investments, and Identify and Address Historic Discharges.
On January 22, 2021, Governor Evers announced that his administration will solicit bids from law firms to find a legal team to litigate against companies responsible for discharging PFAS compounds in Wisconsin. This follows from the PFAS Action Plan recommendation to “take appropriate legal actions against companies responsible for PFAS discharges.”