Bill Summaries: H370 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 14 2023 - View summary

    Contains whereas clauses. Names the act the Responsible Firefighting Foam Management Act. Enacts GS 143-215.104FF setting forth the following defined terms: Class B firefighting foam, fixed system, PFAS chemicals, testing, and testing facility. Enacts GS 143-215.104GG (prohibiting certain firefighting foams for training practice or testing), which bars any state agency, person, or local government from discharging Class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals for training, practice, or testing (unless otherwise required for testing purposes by law or an authority having jurisdiction and a testing facility has implemented appropriate containment, treatment, and disposal measures to prevent releases of Class B firefighting foam into the environment). Requires non-fluorinated training foams or other non-fluorinated surrogates to be used for firefighting training. Requires training to be conducted under conditions conducive to the collection of spent foam, regardless of foam type. Authorizes the Office of the State Fire Marshal to adopt rules to implement the act. Effective December 1, 2023.