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State Government Regulation Of Perfluoroalkyl And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Concerning the authority of the state government to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Public Health
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill addresses the authority of the state government to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Section 1 of the bill addresses when PFAS may be used for firefighting foam system testing both in general and in certain aircraft hangars.

Section 2 grants the department of public health and environment the power to adopt and enforce standards and regulations that require public drinking water systems to sample drinking water supply sources and finished drinking water for PFAS.

Section 3 clarifies that the water quality control commission may set standards related to PFAS in  surface water and groundwater and may require wastewater systems to collect PFAS data relevant to the commission setting PFAS standards.

Section 4 2 requires the solid and hazardous waste commission to promulgate rules for both a certificate of registration for any facility, or fire department, or lessee subject to federal rules and regulations that possesses uses or stores PFAS in firefighting agents or firefighting equipment its operations and for standards for the capture and disposal of PFAS. in firefighting agents or firefighting equipment.

Section 3 prohibits the use of class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS in certain aircraft hangars beginning January 1, 2023.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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