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Amendments to H.R. 535 - PFAS

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Washington, January 9, 2020 | comments
Woodall (R-GA), DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 1 - Amends Section 18 to ensure the FAA and State and local building code inspectors and fire marshals are at the guidance-making table. This will result in a broader collaborative dialogue that includes the risks posed by the use of foam suppression systems in aviation hangars
Adopted Voice Y      N

Burgess (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 2 - Strikes Section 2, which directs the EPA to designate PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
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Shimkus (R-IL)
– Amendment No. 3 - Replaces section 5 of the Rules Committee Print with the same language except for the deletion of subparagraph (E) Health Protection, and subparagraph (H) Health Advisory
Not Offered Y N
 
Hudson (R-NC), Rouzer (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 4 - Directs the EPA to investigate methods to prevent contamination by GenX of surface waters, including source waters used for drinking water purposes
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Hudson (R-NC), Rouzer (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 5 - Clarifies that communities impacted by contamination of the chemical GenX are eligible for grants under this section
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Balderson (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 6 - Prevents implementation of the underlying bill until after the EPA Administrator certifies that its own PFAS Action Plan is completed
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Delgado (D-NY), Pappas (D-NH), Rouda (D-CA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Cisneros (D-CA), Kildee (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 7 - Makes it illegal for an industrial facility to introduce PFAS into a sewage treatment system without first disclosing information about that substance
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Pingree (D-ME), Spanberger (D-VA)
– Amendment No. 8 - Expands EPA’s Safer Choice Program to include carpets, rugs, clothing, and upholstered furniture that do not contain PFAS
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Kildee (D-MI), Kind (D-WI), Gallagher (R-WI)
– Amendment No. 9 - Creates a tool on EPA’s website to help people understand testing results for their well water and connect them to local health and government resources and authorizes $1 million to be appropriated for fiscal year 2021 to carry this out
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Tonko (D-NY) on behalf of Lawrence (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 10 - Requires the EPA to make publicly available on its website, the results of a determination under subsection 2(b) no later than 60 days after such determination is made
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Rice, Kathleen (D-NY), King, Peter (D-NY), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Grijalva (D-AZ), Suozzi (D-NY), Cisneros (D-CA), Stevens (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 11 - Increases authorization of appropriations for the PFAS Infrastructure Grant Program by 25 percent and designates the increase for reimbursing affected community water systems that have previously implemented eligible treatment technologies
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Brown (D-MD)
– Amendment No. 12 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a national risk-communication strategy to inform the public about the hazards of PFAS substances
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Pappas (D-NH), Rouda (D-CA), Delgado (D-NY), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kuster (D-NH), Cisneros (D-CA), Kildee (D-MI) –
Amendment No. 13 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to review and develop effluent standards, pretreatment standards, and water quality criteria for PFAS under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Authorizes $100,000,000 in federal grants for each of the fiscal years 2021 through 2025, to publicly owned treatment works to implement pretreatment standards
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Plaskett (D-VI)
– Amendment No. 14 - Makes U.S. territories eligible for additional Safe Drinking Water Act funding to address emerging contaminants including PFAS
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Brindisi (D-NY), Gallagher (R-WI), Reed (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 15 - Requires the EPA, within 180 days, to issue a final rule listing PFOS and PFOA as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, while ensuring that EPA has access to the needed science before making regulatory decisions on other PFAS chemicals, to harmonize with other Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act provisions in the bill.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Brindisi (D-NY) on behalf of Kim (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 16 - Requires the EPA Administrator to offer for public comment those technologies deemed as effective at removing detectable amounts of PFAS from drinking water
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Golden (D-ME)
– Amendment No. 17 - Directs the EPA Administrator, in consultation with the U.S. Fire Administration, to submit an annual report to Congress on the effectiveness of the guidance required under Section 18 of the bill. The report shall include recommendations for congressional actions that the Administrator determines appropriate to assist efforts to reduce exposure to PFAS by firefighters and other first responders.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Axne (D-IA)
– Amendment No. 18 - Authorizes the PFAS Infrastructure Grant Program for an additional three years
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Tlaib (D-MI), OcasioCortez (D-NY), Barragán (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 19 - Adds the term “disproportionately exposed communities” to “disadvantaged communities.” Disproportionately exposed communities are defined as those in which climate change, pollution, or environmental destruction have exacerbated systemic racial, regional, social, environmental, and economic injustices by disproportionately affecting indigenous peoples, communities of color, migrant
communities, deindustrialized communities, depopulated rural communities, the poor, low-income workers, women, the elderly, the unhoused, people with disabilities, or youth
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Malinowski (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 20 - Adds stain resistant, water resistant, and grease resistant coatings that are not subject to requirements under section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to the list of products eligible for a voluntary label indicating an absence of PFAS
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Levin, Andy (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 21 - Requires within 5 years a study of EPA actions under CERCLA to clean up PFAS contamination sites 
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Slotkin (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 22 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with other relevant government agencies, to report to Congress on efforts to identify viable alternatives to firefighting foam and other related equipment containing PFAS
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
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