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PFAS Transparency Act

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01/08/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/07/2020 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5540


To require, pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, disclosure of the introduction of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances into treatment works, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2020

Mr. Delgado (for himself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Rouda, Mr. Pappas, Mr. DeFazio, Mrs. Napolitano, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Malinowski, and Mr. Kildee) introduced the following bill

January 7, 2020

Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To require, pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, disclosure of the introduction of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances into treatment works, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “PFAS Transparency Act”.

SEC. 2. Disclosure of introductions of PFAS.

(a) In general.—The introduction of any perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance by the owner or operator of an industrial source shall be unlawful unless such owner or operator first notifies the owner or operator of the applicable treatment works of—

(1) the identity and quantity of such substance;

(2) whether such substance is susceptible to treatment by such treatment works; and

(3) whether such substance would interfere with the operation of the treatment works.

(b) Violations.—A violation of this section shall be treated in the same manner as a violation of a regulation promulgated under subsection 307(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1317(b)).

(c) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) INTRODUCTION.—The term “introduction” means the introduction of pollutants into treatment works, as described in section 307(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1317).

(2) TREATMENT WORKS.—The term “treatment works” has the meaning given that term in section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1292).


Picture Name From Date Type
Antonio Delgado D-NY 01/03/2020 Sponsor
Harley Rouda D-CA 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Chris Pappas D-NH 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Grace Napolitano D-CA 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Jerrold Nadler D-NY 01/14/2020 Cosponsor
Tom Malinowski D-NJ 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Brenda Lawrence D-MI 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Daniel Kildee D-MI 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Brian Fitzpatrick R-PA 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Peter DeFazio D-OR 01/03/2020 Cosponsor
Gilbert Cisneros D-CA 01/14/2020 Cosponsor
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Date Branch Action
01/07/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5540. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/03/2020) PFAS Transparency Act The bill requires an industrial entity that introduces perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, into wastewater treatment systems to provide specified advance notices to such systems, including the identity and quantity of such PFAS. PFAS are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of products contain the compounds, such as nonstick cookware or weatherproof clothing.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/03/2020) PFAS Transparency Act The bill requires an industrial entity that introduces perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, into wastewater treatment systems to provide specified advance notices to such systems, including the identity and quantity of such PFAS. PFAS are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of products contain the compounds, such as nonstick cookware or weatherproof clothing.
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