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.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Section 633.3041, Florida Statutes, is created
   13  to read:
   14         633.3041Firefighting 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.