IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 25, 2022
Mrs. Gillibrand introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To protect firefighters from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
This Act may be cited as the
PFAS Firefighter Protection Act.
Prohibition on firefighting foam containing PFAS
Beginning on the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, no person may manufacture, import, process, or distribute in commerce any aqueous film forming foam for use in training and firefighting that contains a per- or polyfluoroalkyl substance.
A violation of subsection (a) shall be considered to be a violation of section 15(1) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2614(1)).
Deadline to prohibit aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) use at airports
Section 332 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (49 U.S.C. 44706 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Not later than October 5, 2024, the Administrator, using the latest version of National Fire Protection Association 403,
Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports, shall prohibit the use of fluorinated chemicals in firefighting foam at airports.