101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced 2/6/2020, by Sen. Laura Ellman
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 105/5.930 new
Creates the PFAS Reduction Act. Provides that a person, local
government, fire department, or State agency may not discharge or otherwise
use for training or testing purposes a class B firefighting foam containing
intentionally added PFAS. On and after January 1, 2021, prohibits the
knowing manufacture, sale, offering for sale, distribution for sale, or
distribution for use of a class B firefighting foam containing
intentionally added PFAS. Provides specified notice and recall
requirements for manufacturers. Contains a prohibition and exemption for
the manufacture, sale, offering for sale, or distribution for sale of food
packaging containing intentionally added PFAS. Requires manufacturers of
class B firefighting foam containing PFAS to register with the
Environmental Protection Agency and pay to the Agency an annual
registration fee of $5,000. Requires the Agency to administer and enforce
the Act and to adopt rules. Requires the Office of the State Fire Marshal
to conduct a survey of fire departments and to provide a report of the
results of the survey to the General Assembly no later than 90 days after
its completion. Creates the PFAS Program Fund as a special fund in the
State treasury and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act.
Provides a civil penalty of $5,000 for the first violation of the Act and
$10,000 for each subsequent violation. Effective immediately.
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
In this Act:
"Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
"Class B firefighting foam" means foam designed to
extinguish flammable liquid fires.
"Fire department" means the duly authorized fire
protection organization of a unit of local government, a
Regional Fire Protection Agency, a fire protection district, or
a volunteer fire department.
"Firefighting personal protective equipment" means any
clothing, including, but not limited to, jackets, pants, shoes,
gloves, helmets, and respiratory equipment designed, intended,
or marketed to be worn by firefighting personnel in the
performance of their duties.
"Food package" means a package or packaging component
intended to market, protect, or handle a product intended for
food contact or used to store food and foodstuffs for sale.
"Food package" includes, but is not limited to, the individual
assembled parts of a package, any interior or exterior