Requires the owner or operator of a publicly owned treatment works to monitor PFAS levels, as defined in the bill, in effluent, influent, and biosolids at least quarterly and report all such monitoring data on an applicable discharge monitoring report required by federal regulations. The bill requires DEQ, in certain circumstances, to develop a PFAS action plan to identify and address sources of certain PFAS detected in a public water system's raw water source, perform outreach efforts regarding PFAS contamination, report annually on its activities, and work with certain entities in developing its PFAS action plans. The bill requires certain facilities that manufacture or use PFAS to report the use of such chemicals to the Department and to monitor such PFAS at least quarterly unless at another frequency at the direction of the Director of DEQ. Also directs DEQ and VDH to jointly establish a PFAS Advisory Committee to assist with PFAS-related activities and to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly. Same as SB 243.
1/23/24 Referred to House ACNR; Subc Chesapeake
1/29/24 Subc recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
1/31/24 Incorporates HB 245 (Bulova)
1/31/24 Reported from House ACNR with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
1/31/24 Re-referred to Appropriations
2/7/24 Appropriations Subc recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
2/7/24 Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2/13/24 Passed House (99-Y 0-N)
2/16/24 Reported from SACNR (11-Y 0-N)
2/21/24 Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
2/23/24 Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)