HB 1257 (§ 32.1-169 of the Code of Virginia)

Signed 4/10/2020, went into effect 1/1/2022

Directs the State Board of Health to adopt regulations establishing maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) in “all water supplies and waterworks in the Commonwealth” for (i) perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, and for such other perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances as the Board deems necessary… requires such MCLs to be protective of public health, including the health of vulnerable subpopulations, and to be no higher than any MCL or health advisory adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the same contaminant.” 

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