Senate Bill 837 (Public Act No. 21-191)

Signed on 07/13/2021

Prohibits the use of class B firefighting foam that contains an intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance. By October 1, 2021, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection must develop or identify a take-back program for municipally owned class B firefighting foam containing PFAS. Additionally, “As soon as feasible, but not later than December 31, 2023, no food package to which PFAS has been intentionally introduced during manufacturing or distribution in any amount shall be offered for sale or for promotional purposes in this state by its manufacturer or distributor.” While this Act does not directly address PFAS in drinking water, it signals movement by the state to regulate PFAS and end source contamination.  

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