2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
March 5, 2021 - Introduced by Representatives Ramthun, Hebl,
B. Meyers, Milroy, Moses, Mursau, Novak, Oldenburg, J. Rodriguez, Rozar,
Sinicki, Skowronski, Spreitzer, Subeck and Tusler, cosponsored by Senators
Cowles, Wimberger, Ballweg, Jacque and Ringhand. Referred to Committee
1An Act to create
20.115 (7) (vb) 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 to collect and store or dispose of unused fire fighting foams that contain
perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and that are voluntarily
surrendered. The bill allows DATCP 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 according to DNR's administrative rules.
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) (vb) of the statutes is created to read:
(vb) Clean sweep
fire fighting foam.
As a continuing 3
appropriation, from the environmental fund, the amounts in the schedule for fire 4
fighting foam collection under s. 93.56.
93.56 of the statutes is created to read:
693.56 Fire fighting foam collection.
The department shall administer a 7
program to collect and store or dispose of unused 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 may contract with a 3rd 10
party to undertake the collection and storage or disposal under this section. The 11
department or the 3rd party shall give priority to collecting from the state and from 12
cities, villages, towns, and counties. Fire fighting foam that is collected under this 13
section shall be stored in an environmentally safe manner until properly disposed 14
of or treated in accordance with any rules promulgated by the department of natural 15
resources relating to the treatment and disposal of fire fighting foam.