Summary: This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address the level of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. Specifically, the EPA must publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation for total PFAS. PFAS are man-made chemicals that may lead to adverse human health effects. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/07/19.
STATUS: Introduced 4/29/19 by Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL
- Bipartisan lawmakers: Congress will act on PFAS rules if EPA won’t. (Source: Mellisa Nunn Burke, The Detroit News)
- “Public health is at stake while the EPA continues to dither and delay setting enforceable limits on these chemicals. This is unacceptable.” (Source: Rep. Boyle, Press Release, 4/29/19)