All Information (Except Text) for S.1372 - PFAS Accountability Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 05/08/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/08/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Short Title(s) as Introduced
PFAS Accountability Act of 2019
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to encourage Federal agencies to expeditiously enter into or amend cooperative agreements with States for removal and remedial actions to address PFAS contamination in drinking, surface, and ground water and land surface and subsurface strata, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|05/08/2019||Introduced in Senate|
05/08/2019 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|05/08/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.|
Action By: Senate
05/08/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
|Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]*||05/08/2019|
|Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]*||05/08/2019|
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|Senate Environment and Public Works||05/08/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Congressional oversight
- Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
- Environmental health
- Environmental regulatory procedures
- Government buildings, facilities, and property
- Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
- Intergovernmental relations
- Military facilities and property
- National Guard and reserves
- Pollution liability
- Soil pollution
- State and local government operations
- Water quality
- Water use and supply
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (05/08/2019)
PFAS Accountability Act of 2019
This bill addresses the remediation of water or land that is contaminated from certain perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) originating from federal facilities or sites, including the Department of Defense's sites or facilities. PFAS are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of products contain PFAS, such as nonstick cookware or weatherproof clothing.
Upon state request, federal departments or agencies must expedite cooperative agreements with states to address the contamination—or suspected contamination—of drinking water, surface water, groundwater, land surface, or subsurface strata (e.g., rock or soil). The cooperative agreements must meet or exceed the most stringent of the standards enumerated in the bill.
If cooperative agreements are not finalized a year after requests are made by states, then the President must provide to Congress reports that include (1) explanations of why cooperative agreements have not been finalized or amended, and (2) projected timelines for finalizing the agreements.