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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 2467, PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Rules (1)

July 15, 2021, 3:33 PM; Updated: July 20, 2021, 6:19 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency would have to take several steps to regulate and mitigate pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under H.R. 2467.

The measure includes language that would:

  • Effectively bar the manufacturing of new PFAS, also called “forever chemicals.”
  • Direct the EPA to establish drinking water standards for the chemicals and designate certain PFAS as hazardous substances under the law that governs the Superfund cleanup program.
  • Authorize $1 billion over five years for grants to support implementation of a new PFAS pretreatment standard at public water treatment works.
  • Authorize $550 million over five years for a grant ...

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