US HB3616 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on July 2 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-07-03 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act of 2019 This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address certain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS. These man-made substances may have adverse human health effects. A variety of products contain these substances, such as nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing, stain-resistant fabrics, food packaging, and fire-fighting foams. The bill requires the EPA to expand the list of toxic pollutants under the Clean Water Act to include such substances. In addition, the EPA must develop effluent standards and pretreatment standards for the substances.

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Title

Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-07-03HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
2019-07-02HouseReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
2019-07-02HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB2500 (Related) 2019-09-10 - Received in the Senate.
SB1790 (Related) 2019-12-20 - Became Public Law No: 116-92.
HR758 (Similar To) 2019-12-11 - Mr. Nadler moved to table the motion to reconsider

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