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In February 2020, bills to regulate PFAS use in Alaska were introduced in the Alaska State Senate and Alaska SHouse.

 

These identical bills (SB 176 and HB 240) are titled "An Act relating to pollutants; relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances; relating to the duties of the Department of Environmental Conservation; and relating to firefighting substances."

(Short title: "Regulating PFAS Use; Fire/Water Safety")

Scroll down for the full text of both bills & for more information.

ACTION ALERT!

Please write letters of support for

Senate Bill 176 and House Bill 240

Need inspiration? Click here for real example letters

Alaska Senate Bill 176

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Sponsored by Senator Jesse Kiehl (District Q)

Co-sponsors: Elvi Gray-Jackson (District I), Bill Wielechowski (District H), and Tom Begich (District J)

Email your letter in support of SB 176 to:

Senate.Resources@akleg.gov

or mail your letter to:

Senator Peter Micciche
Chairman Senate Resources Committee
State Capitol, Room 504

Juneau, AK 99801

Example letter:

To:  Members of the Senate Resources Committee
Re:  SB 176 Regulating PFAS Use; Fire/Water Safety

 

I would like to urge your support of this legislation...

(If you can tie your connection to the bill with something personal, DO.  If you can't, that's OK! If you don't have anything eloquent to say, or specifics to cite, it doesn't matter, send a letter saying clean water is important to you, and you support this bill!)

Sign letter with your name and address


Copy to Sen. Kiehl's office:

Senator.Jesse.Kiehl@akleg.gov

or

Senator Jesse Kiehl

State Capitol Room 419
Juneau AK, 99801

Alaska House Bill 240 

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Sponsored by Representatives Sara Hannan (District 33) and Geran Tarr (District 19)

Email your letter in support of HB 240 to:

House.Resources@akleg.gov

or mail your letter to:

Representative John Lincoln, Co-Chairman 

Representative Geran Tarr, Co-Chair

House Resources Committee

State Capitol, Room 102

Juneau AK 99801

Example letter:

To:  Members of the House Resources Committee
Re:  HB 240 Regulating PFAS Use; Fire/Water Safety

 

I would like to urge your support of this legislation...

(If you can tie your connection to the bill with something personal, DO.  If you can't, that's OK! If you don't have anything eloquent to say, or specifics to cite, it doesn't matter, send a letter saying clean water is important to you, and you support this bill!)

Sign letter with your name and address


Copy to Rep. Hannan's office:

Representative.Sara.Hannan@akleg.gov

or

Representative Sara Hannan

State Capitol Room 432
Juneau AK, 99801

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Among other things, these bills would set the following limits for PFAS in drinking water in Alaska (ppt = parts per trillion):

  • perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS): 420 ppt

  • perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA): 8 ppt

  • perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS): 16 ppt

  • perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA): 6 ppt

  • perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS): 51 ppt

  • perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA): 400,000 ppt

  • hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (Gen-X): 370 ppt

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