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AB-841 Drinking water: contaminants: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 116365.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 (a) On or before January 1, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment shall adopt a work plan to assess which substances in the class of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances should be identified as a potential risk to human health, taking into account which substances have the potential to be detected in California waters based on prevalence of manufacturing of, manufacturing products with, or use of, a perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance in California and which substances are technically feasible to detect based on current detection methodologies.
(b) (1) On or before January 1, 2022, the office shall provide an update to the Legislature, in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on its preliminary assessments included in the work plan.
(2) The office shall continue to assess annually perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances pursuant to subdivision (a) as information, scientific research, and detection methodologies become available.
(c) As part of the assessments, the office shall determine which of the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are appropriate candidates for notification levels to be adopted by the state board in accordance with paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 116455.
(d) The office may use scientific data and research from other state or federal agencies and authoritative bodies that have scientific literature on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
(e) The office shall coordinate with the State Water Resources Control Board to collect water monitoring data on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, as provided by the federal Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300f et seq.) or the state board’s investigative order authority pursuant to Section 13267 of the Water Code.