IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 16, 2022
Mr. Peters (for himself, Mr. Moran, Ms. Duckworth, Mrs. Capito, Ms. Klobuchar, and Ms. Lummis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To temporarily increase the cost share authority for aqueous film forming foam input-based testing equipment, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act.
Temporary increased cost share authority for aqueous film forming foam input-based testing equipment
Section 47109 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Special rule for covered equipment
The Government's share of allowable project costs for covered equipment and its installation shall be 100 percent.
Definition of covered equipment
For purposes of this subsection, the term covered equipment means aqueous film forming foam input-based testing equipment that is eligible for Airport Improvement Program funding based on PGL 21–01, titled
Extension of Eligibility for stand-alone acquisition of input-based testing equipment and truck modification, dated October 5, 2021 (or any other successor program guidance letter).
The higher cost share authority established in this subsection shall terminate 180 days after the date on which the eligibility of covered equipment for Airport Improvement Program funding under the authority described in paragraph (2) terminates or is discontinued by the Administrator, whichever is earlier.
Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall conduct an outreach effort to make airports aware of the higher cost share authority established in section 47109(g) of title 49, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).
Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall provide a briefing to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives that reviews—
potential options for Congress to reimburse airports that—
are certificated under part 139 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations; and
acquired covered equipment (as defined in section 47109(g) of title 49, United States Code) as added by subsection (a), without Federal funding;
information relevant to estimating the potential cost of providing such reimbursement;
the status of the Federal Aviation Administration’s outreach efforts as required under subsection (b); and
any additional information the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration considers appropriate.