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Introduced in Senate (02/28/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 638


To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 28, 2019

Mr. Carper (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Peters, Mr. Tillis, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Reed, Ms. Murkowski, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Burr, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Udall, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hassan, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 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 Action Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Designation as hazardous substances.

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under section 102(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9602(a)).


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