House Bill 2467
117th Congress(2021-2022)
PFAS Action Act of 2021
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Amendments
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Passed House on Jul 21, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 13, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 22, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2467
Congress
117
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
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Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
Michigan
California
California
California
California
California
California
District of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Michigan
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Jersey
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Passed
July 21, 2021
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

PFAS Action Act of 2021

This bill establishes requirements and incentives to limit the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, and remediate PFAS in the environment. PFAS are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of products contain PFAS, such as nonstick cookware or weatherproof clothing.

The bill directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate the PFAS perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) as a hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, thereby requiring remediation of releases of those PFAS into the environment. Within five years, the EPA must determine whether the remaining PFAS should be designated as hazardous substances.

The EPA must also determine whether PFAS should be designated as toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act. If PFAS are designated as toxic, then the EPA must establish standards to limit discharges of PFAS from industrial sources into waters of the United States. In addition, the EPA must issue a national primary drinking water regulation for PFAS that, at a minimum, includes standards for PFOA and PFOS.

Among other requirements, the EPA must also issue a final rule adding PFOA and PFOS to the list of hazardous air pollutants, test all PFAS for toxicity to human health, and regulate the disposal of materials containing PFAS.

Finally, the bill provides incentives to address PFAS, such as grants to help community water systems treat water contaminated by PFAS.

Text (4)
July 22, 2021
July 21, 2021
July 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
Amendments (2)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (1)
Jul 21, 2021
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 77
Amendments en bloc comprised of amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, printed in Part B of House Report 117-95.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Apr 14, 2021 7:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Sep 22, 2021 6:32:26 PM