Mon November 25th, 2019
Sponsor: Sen. Shelley Capito — R — WV
Authorizes appropriations for grants to states to address “emerging contaminants” in drinking water, directs the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to set concentration standards for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water, directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study, monitor, and regulate PFAS and emerging contaminants in drinking water and to issue rules and guidance, establishes a multiagency research initiative regarding emerging contaminants, and imposes intergovernmental mandates by requiring public water systems to meet new drinking water standards for PFAS and private-sector mandates by requiring facilities that use or manufacture PFAS to comply with new reporting requirements.
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