H. R. 3226
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 12, 2019
Mr. Kim introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To direct the Secretary of Defense to prohibit the use of firefighting foam containing perfuoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Safe Water for Military Families Act.
Prohibition on use of PFAS by Department of Defense
Not later than January 1, 2029, the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the Department of Defense uses only non-fluorinated firefighting foam, which does not contain covered PFAS.
In this subsection, the term
covered PFAS means a perfuoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.
The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study of the best practices to clean up ground contaminated by perfuoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances.
In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—
evaluate best practices in the cleanup (not including incineration) of ground contaminated by perfuoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances;
determine the estimated costs of the different types of cleanup methods; and
estimate the length of time for various types of cleanup methods.
Not later than 180 days after the date on which funds are made available to carry out the study under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate a report that describes—
the findings and conclusions of the study; and
any recommendations of the Secretary.