The Subcommittee on Energy has introduced the PFAS Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation requires federal agencies to cooperate with states as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination is detected in communities near federal facilities, such as active military installations, former military installations, or National Guard facilities. For affected states, the individual State Agreements must be executed within 1 year of the Bill enactment. If passed into law, this bill will help speed up coordinating the response between state and federal agencies in handling these contaminants.
PFAS comprises a group of chemicals used in firefighting, manufacturing, and common household and consumer products and are deemed a threat to human health and the environment. These chemicals can be found in water, soil, air, and wastewater and were frequently used in firefighting foam commonly used at federal facilities.
Advanced GeoServices and its sister companies have been actively working on PFAS projects and other emerging contaminants and can assist you with your PFAS issues.
For more information on this legislation and PFAS, contact:
Rick Shoyer, LSRP
Senior Project Consultant