U.S. State Action on PFAS

31 May 2019

Numerous U.S. states have been active this year in pursuing policies to protect public health from PFAS.  Safer States provides a nationwide bill tracker.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2377, the “Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2019”

31 May 2019

Reps. Boyle (D-PA) and Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced a bill that require the EPA to set a drinking water maximum contaminant level for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to protect public health.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2827, the "Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2019"

17 May 2019

Rep. Dingell, Debbie (D-MI) introduced a bill that would designated all PFAS in food contact materials unsafe under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2638, the "Minimizing the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS"

9 May 2019

Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie (D-TX) introduced a bill that direct the Administrator of the EPA to issue guidance on limiting the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2626, the "PFAS Accountability Act of 2019"

9 May 2019

Rep. Upton, Fred (R-MI) introduced a bill that would encourage Federal agencies to work with States in order to improve the removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2608, the "PFAS Testing Act of 2019"

9 May 2019

Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick (D-NY) introduced a bill that would require the testing of PFAS under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2605, the "Prevent Release Of Toxics Emissions, Contamination, and Transfer Act of 2019"

8 May 2019

Rep. Stevens, Haley M. (D-MI) introduced a bill that would direct the Administrator of the EPA to classify PFAS as a hazardous air pollutant.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2600, the "Toxic PFAS Control Act"

8 May 2019

Rep. Dean, Madeleine (D-PA) introduced a bill that would regulate PFAS under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2596, the "Protecting Communities from New PFAS Act"

8 May 2019

Rep. Kuster, Ann M. (D-NH) introduced a bill that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to require manufacturing and processing notices for PFAS containing products.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2591, the "PFAS Waste Incineration Ban Act"

8 May 2019

Rep. Khanna, Ro (D-CA) introduced a bill that would prohibit the incineration of PFAS containing waste.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2577, the "PFAS Right-To-Know Act"

8 May 2019

Rep. Delgado, Antonio (D-NY) introduced a bill that would amend the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 to include PFAS on the Toxics Release Inventory.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2570, the "PFAS User Fee Act of 2019"

8 May 2019

Rep. Rouda, Harley (D-CA) introduced a bill that would ensure that polluters pay ongoing water treatment costs associated with exposure from PFAS pollution.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2533, the "Providing Financial Assistance for Safe Drinking Water Act"

7 May 2019

Chairman Pallone (D-NJ) introduced a bill would require the EPA Administrator to establish a program to award grants to PFAS-affected water systems to pay the capital costs associated with installing treatment technologies that can remove all detectable amounts of PFAS from drinking water.

U.S. Congress: H.R. 2566, the "Revise Safer Choice labels to include PFAS"

7 May 2019

Rep. Soto, Darren (D-FL) introduced a bill that would require the Administrator of the EPA to revise the Safer Choice Standard to include a Safer Choice label for cookware that does not include PFAS.

Michigan: Health-based PFAS drinking water screening levels for a number of PFAS

22 Apr 2019

Michigan set new health-based PFAS drinking water screening levels: PFOA & PFNA (9 ng/L, ppt); PFOS (8 ppt); PFHxS (84 ppt); PFBS (1000 ppt). They plan to develop MCLs that consider costs, etc. for these 5 PFAS in the near future.