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SB-1056 Drinking water: testing: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/18/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1056


Introduced by Senators Portantino and Lena Gonzalez

February 18, 2020


An act to add Section 116379 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to drinking water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1056, as introduced, Portantino. Drinking water: testing: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Water Resources Control Board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health, including, but not limited to, conducting research, studies, and demonstration programs relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking water, enforcing the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and adopting implementing regulations. The implementing regulations are required to include, but are not limited to, the monitoring of contaminants, including the type of contaminant, the frequency and method of sampling and testing, and the reporting of results.
The act authorizes the state board to order a public water system to monitor for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in accordance with conditions set by the state board, and requires a laboratory that has a specified accreditation or certification to perform the analysis of any material required by an order to monitor for those substances.
This bill would require the state board, on or before January 1, 2022, to certify a methodology or methodologies for testing drinking water, groundwater, and surface water for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, as provided, and to accredit qualified laboratories in California to analyze perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances pursuant to the adopted methodology or methodologies.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 116379 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

116379.
 The state board, on or before January 1, 2022, shall do both of the following:
(a) Certify a methodology or methodologies for testing drinking water, groundwater, and surface water for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances as a class or for a reasonable proxy for the class.
(b) Accredit qualified laboratories in California to analyze perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances pursuant to the methodology or methodologies adopted under subdivision (a).