Florida League of Cities

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force (Support)

SB 7012 (Environment and Natural Resources Committee) and HB 1151 (Sirois) create a 15-member task force within the Department of Environmental Protection and specify its members, which include a representative from the League. The bills direct the task force to develop recommendations for enforceable regulatory standards, a mechanism for identification and cleanup of contaminated areas, methods to address liability for contamination and responsibility for cleanup, appropriate methods and technologies for cleanup, funding sources for cleanup and remediation, methods to manage PFAS waste, appropriate testing for PFAS, and methods to eliminate workforce exposure. The bills direct the task force to issue an annual report to the Governor and legislature, beginning October 2023. (O'Hara)