Text: H.R.2800 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/16/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2800


To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require continued and expanded monitoring of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 16, 2019

Ms. Slotkin (for herself, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Kildee, and Mr. Fitzpatrick) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require continued and expanded monitoring of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water, 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 Monitoring Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Testing for PFAS.

Section 1445 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–4) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(k) Monitoring for PFAS in public water systems.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator shall, not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this subsection, promulgate regulations that require, beginning not later than one year after such date of enactment, monitoring for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom—

“(A) by all public water systems serving 10,000 persons or more;

“(B) with respect to public water systems serving between 3,300 and 10,000 persons—

“(i) by all such public water systems, if appropriations are available to cover the reasonable cost of such testing and laboratory analysis as are necessary to carry out the monitoring; or

“(ii) by a representative sample of such public water systems, if such appropriations are not available; and

“(C) by a representative sample of public water systems serving fewer than 3,300 persons.

“(2) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF RESULTS.—All results of monitoring carried out under this subsection shall be accessible to the public and posted online by the Administrator.

“(3) COVERED PFAS.—The Administrator shall require under the regulations promulgated under paragraph (1)—

“(A) during the period beginning on the effective date of such regulations and ending on the date test methods are validated under paragraph (4), monitoring for at least 30 perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom; and

“(B) beginning on the date test methods are validated under paragraph (4), monitoring for the total amount of all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.

“(4) VALIDATED TEST METHODS.—Not later than two years after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Administrator shall validate one or more test methods for monitoring the total amount of all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom in public water systems.

“(5) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2031 to the Administrator to pay the reasonable cost of such testing and laboratory analysis as are necessary to carry out monitoring required under this subsection by public water systems serving fewer than 10,000 persons.”.


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