2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2020 - Offered by Representative Swearingen.
AB600-AA1,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
AB600-AA1,1,4 21. Page 1, line 2: after “districts" insert “, PFAS laboratory standards, PFAS
3research and investigations, and providing an exemption from emergency rule
AB600-AA1,1,5 52. Page 2, line 2: after that line insert:
AB600-AA1,1,6 6 Section 2d. 36.25 (56) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
AB600-AA1,1,127 36.25 (56) (a) 3. Studying, with schools of public health, PFAS, the health
8effects of PFAS, the safe destruction and disposal of PFAS, and safe levels of PFAS
9in water and air, and providing information relating to these studies to the public.
10In conducting the studies under this subdivision, the collaborative shall consult all
11available research and science. In this subdivision, “PFAS” means perfluoroalkyl or
12polyfluoroalkyl substances.
AB600-AA1,2k 13Section 2k. 36.25 (56) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
136.25 (56) (f) No later than January 1, 2021, the board shall submit a report
2showing the scientifically safe levels determined under par. (a) 3. to the chief clerk
3of each house of the legislature for distribution under s. 13.172 (3) to the standing
4committees having jurisdiction over matters regarding natural resources.
AB600-AA1,2p 5Section 2p. Nonstatutory provisions.
AB600-AA1,2,66 (1) Testing laboratories; emergency rules.
AB600-AA1,2,16 7(a) The department of natural resources shall use the procedure under s. 227.24
8to promulgate, no later than the first day of the 7th month beginning after the
9effective date of this paragraph, emergency rules establishing criteria for certifying
10laboratories to test for any perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, including
11the standards and methods for such testing, and shall certify laboratories that meet
12these criteria. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a) and (3), the department of natural
13resources is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this
14paragraph as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace,
15health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a
16rule promulgated under this paragraph.
AB600-AA1,2,19 17(b) Before emergency rules are promulgated under par. (a), the department of
18natural resources may require testing for a perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl
19substance to be done according to any nationally recognized procedures.
AB600-AA1,2,25 20(c) Emergency rules promulgated under par. (a) for drinking water shall be
21based on federal environmental protection agency protocols, if any, for testing for
22perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. In promulgating emergency rules
23under par. (a) for nondrinking water, the department of natural resources shall take
24into consideration the latest version of the federal department of defense's Quality
25Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories.
1(2) Biennial budget request. The 2021-23 biennial budget request to the
2department of administration from the department of natural resources shall
3include funding for addressing any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance for
4which the department has received a recommendation from the department of
5health services under s. 160.07 (3).
AB600-AA1,3,11 6(3) Recovery of costs. The department of natural resources is entitled to
7recover the costs of testing, investigations, and providing temporary potable water
8provided from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (4) (as) from a significant source of
9the substances for which the costs are incurred. Reimbursements to the department
10of natural resources under this subsection shall be credited to the environmental
11fund for environmental management.
AB600-AA1,3,13 12(4) Reconciliation provision. The treatment of s. 36.25 (56) (a) 3. and (f) is void
13if 2019 Assembly Bill 801 or 2019 Senate Bill 712 is not enacted.”.