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Bill Detail: HB19-1279

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Title Protect Public Health Firegfighter Safety Regulation PFAS Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Status Governor Signed (06/03/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Local Government
  • Public Health
House Sponsors L. Landgraf (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/27/2019

The bill prohibits the use of class B firefighting foam that contains
intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS
foam) for training purposes and creates a civil penalty for doing so.
The bill also creates the Firefighting Foams Control Act (act)
  • Prohibits the sale of PFAS foam in certain circumstances;

  • Requires manufacturers of PFAS foam to notify sellers of
the provisions of the act;
  • Requires manufacturers to disclose whether the personal
protective equipment they produce contains perfluoroalkyl
and polyfluoroalkyl substances;
  • Allows for the department of public health and
environment to request a certificate of compliance from a
manufacturer of class B firefighting foam or firefighting
personal protective equipment to ensure that those
manufacturers are complying with the limitations on the
manufacture of PFAS foam as set forth in the act;
  • Creates a civil penalty for violating the provisions of the
act; and
  • Requires the department of public health and environment
to conduct a survey to determine the amount of PFAS foam
currently held, used, and disposed of by fire departments.

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