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 HB 1085.
1/9/24 Referred to Senate ACNR
2/6/24 Reported from Senate ACNR with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
2/6/24 Incorporates SB 462 (Marsden)
2/6/24 Re-referred to Finance and Appropriations
2/12/24 Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
2/13/24 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2/15/24 Referred to HACNR
2/19/24 HACNR Subc recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
2/21/24 Reported from ACNR (22-Y 0-N)
2/26/24 Passed House (96-Y 0-N)