Text: H.R.2577 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2577


To amend the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 to include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the Toxics Release Inventory, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2019

Mr. Delgado (for himself, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Kildee, and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 to include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the Toxics Release Inventory, 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 Right-To-Know Act”.

SEC. 2. Inclusion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the Toxics Release Inventory.

Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11023) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(1)—

(A) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); and

(B) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:

“(C) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the requirements of this section shall apply to all owners and operators of facilities that—

“(i) are in—

“(I) Standard Industrial Classification Codes (as in effect on the date of enactment of this subparagraph) 20 through 39, 45, 99, or 4213; or

“(II) North American Industry Classification System Codes (as in effect on the date of enactment of this subparagraph) 484230 or 484121; and

“(ii) manufactured, processed, or otherwise used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances listed under subsection (c) in excess of the quantity established under subsection (f)(1)(C) during the calendar year for which a release form is required under this section.”;

(2) in subsection (d), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(5) PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES.—

“(A) ADDITION OF SUBSTANCES.—Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Administrator shall add to the list described in subsection (c) all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the list published under section 8(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

“(B) INAPPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS.—The requirements of paragraph (1) and (2) shall not apply with respect to an addition to the list described in subsection (c) that is carried out under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.

“(C) NO DELETIONS.—Notwithstanding paragraph (1) or paragraph (3) of this subsection or subsection (e), the Administrator may not delete a substance described subparagraph (A) of this paragraph from the list described in subsection (c).”; and

(3) in subsection (f)(1)—

(A) in subparagraph (A), by inserting “(other than a toxic chemical described in subparagraph (C))” after “to a toxic chemical”;

(B) in subparagraph (B), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting “(other than a toxic chemical described in subparagraph (C))” after “to a toxic chemical”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(C) With respect to per- or poly­flu­o­ro­al­kyl substances manufactured, processed, or used at a facility, a total of 1,000 pounds of per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances per year.”.