Text: H.R.5540 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/07/2020)


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).


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