Printer-friendly: Click to view
  • Summary date: Mar 13 2023 - View Summary

    Appropriates $20 million from the General Fund to the North Carolina Collaboratory (Collaboratory) for the 2023-24 fiscal year to be used for programs related to management of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) containing per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used by local fire departments and to PFAS-related research for five specified purposes. Defines local fire department. Permits for appropriated funds not used to remain available until expended instead of reverting back to the General Fund. Specifies those funds will not apply to the carryforward limitation imposed on UNC constituent institutions. Requires the Collaboratory to report on its use of the funds to include amounts and sources of PFAS-containing AFFF acquired from local fire departments and a summary of research findings and conclusions. The interim report is due September 1, 2024, and the final copy due on May 1, 2026. Effective July 1, 2023.