S. 2525: Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act of 2019

CBO Score

$14 million

Date of Report

Fri February 14th, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

A bill to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to conduct a study of personal protective equipment worn by firefighters to determine the prevalence and concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen — D — NH

Requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to study the prevalence and concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in personal protective equipment worn by firefighters, releases of those substances into the environment, and firefighters’ risk of PFAS exposure. The study would need to be completed within three years of enactment. The bill also requires NIST to award grants for research on safe alternatives to the use of PFAS in personal protective equipment.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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