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  • Summary date: May 2 2024 - View Summary

    Enacts GS 143-215.104LL to prohibit persons from knowingly manufacturing, selling, or offering for sale covered products that contain intentionally added PFAS in the State. Defines PFAS to mean perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Defines product to mean any item manufactured, assembled, packaged, or otherwise prepared for sale to consumers, including components of the product, sold or distributed for personal, residential, commercial, or industrial use; excludes used products offered for sale or resale. Specifies that covered products include food packaging, as defined. Specifies that "intentionally added PFAS" can mean (1) PFAS added to a product or a product component that have a function or technical effect in the product, including those that constitute added chemicals or products thereof or (2) PFAS used or produced during the manufacture or processing of a product introduced into or onto the product, including any source of PFAS reasonably known to be present, such as mold release agents. Also defines compostable, intentionally added PFAS, manufacturer, PFAS, product component, and product label. Establishes a new requirement for manufacturers of covered products to provide persons that offer the products for sale with a certificate of compliance, which may be electronic, signed by an authorized representative of the manufacturer that states the product complies with the statute's requirements and that the product does not contain any intentionally added PFAS. Effective October 1, 2024.

    Appropriates $100,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Environmental Quality for 2024-25. Effective July 1, 2024.

  • Summary date: May 1 2024 - View Summary

    To be summarized.