2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 24, 2020 - Introduced by Representatives Ramthun, Felzkowski, Hebl,
Kitchens, Novak, Pope, Shankland, Summerfield, Allen, Anderson,
Ballweg, Billings, Cabrera, Considine, Dittrich, Duchow, Edming,
Emerson, Gruszynski, Knodl, Kolste, Kulp, Milroy, Mursau, Neubauer,
Nygren, Ohnstad, Oldenburg, Petryk, Plumer, Sargent, Sinicki,
Skowronski, Spreitzer, Subeck, Swearingen, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tranel,
Tusler, Vining, Vruwink, Zamarripa, Zimmerman, Hintz, Born, Ott and
Spiros, cosponsored by Senators Cowles,
Miller, Feyen, Johnson, Olsen,
Petrowski and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Environment.
1An Act to create
20.115 (7) (cs) and 93.56 of the statutes; relating to: expanding
2the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and
3making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection, in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources, to collect and
store or dispose of fire fighting foams that contain perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl
substances (PFAS) and that are voluntarily surrendered. The bill allows DATCP,
with the advice of DNR, to contract with a third party to conduct the collection and
storage or disposal. The bill requires DATCP or the third party administering the
collection program to prioritize collecting from the state and from cities, villages,
towns, and counties. Under the bill, any PFAS foams that are collected under the
program must be stored in an environmentally safe manner until properly disposed
of or treated.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.115 (7) (cs) of the statutes is created to read:
(cs) Clean sweep
fire fighting foam.
As a continuing appropriation, 3
the amounts in the schedule for fire fighting foam collection under s. 93.56.
93.56 of the statutes is created to read:
593.56 Fire fighting foam collection.
The department, in cooperation with 6
and with the assistance of the department of natural resources, shall administer a 7
program to collect and store or dispose of fire fighting foam that contains 8
perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances and that was voluntarily surrendered 9
by the person in possession of the foam. The department, with the advice of the 10
department of natural resources, may contract with a 3rd party to undertake the 11
collection and storage or disposal under this section. The department or the 3rd 12
party shall give priority to collecting from the state and from cities, villages, towns, 13
and counties. Fire fighting foam that is collected under this section shall be stored 14
in an environmentally safe manner until properly disposed of or treated.