Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1666 By Senator Polsky 29-01345-22 20221666__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to discharge and use of firefighting 3 foam; creating s. 633.3041, F.S.; providing 4 definitions; prohibiting fire service providers from 5 discharging or using Class B firefighting foam that 6 contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals, beginning 7 on a specified date; providing an exception; providing 8 construction; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 633.3041, Florida Statutes, is created 13 to read: 14 633.3041 Firefighting foam.— 15 (1) As used in this section, the term: 16 (a) “Class B firefighting foam” means any foam designed to 17 extinguish flammable liquid fires. 18 (b) “PFAS chemicals” means a class of fluorinated organic 19 chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom, 20 including perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, 21 designed to be fully functional in Class B firefighting foam 22 formulations. 23 (c) “Testing” means calibration, conformance, or fixed 24 system testing. 25 (2) Beginning January 1, 2023, a fire service provider may 26 not discharge or otherwise use Class B firefighting foam that 27 contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals unless such 28 discharge or use occurs in fire prevention or in response to an 29 emergency firefighting operation. 30 (3) This section does not: 31 (a) Restrict the manufacturing, sale, or distribution of 32 Class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS 33 chemicals or restrict the discharge or use of Class B 34 firefighting foam in response to fire prevention or an emergency 35 firefighting operation. 36 (b) Prevent the use of nonfluorinated foams, including 37 other Class B firefighting foams, for purposes of firefighter 38 training or testing. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.