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HB20-1119

State Government Regulation Of Perfluoroalkyl And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Concerning the authority of the state government to regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subjects:
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 requires the solid and hazardous waste commission to promulgate rules for a certificate of registration for any facility or fire department that possesses PFAS in firefighting agents or firefighting equipment and for standards for the capture and disposal of PFAS in firefighting agents or firefighting equipment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Exum, Rep. L. Landgraf
Sen. D. Hisey, Sen. P. Lee

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