SECTION 1. (1) Beginning January 1, 2020, a manufacturer or other person that sells firefighting personal protective equipment to any person, local government, or state agency must provide written notice to the purchaser at the time of sale if the firefighting personal protective equipment contains PFAS chemicals and the reason PFAS chemicals are added to the equipment.
(2) The manufacturer or person selling firefighting personal protective equipment and the purchaser of the equipment must retain the notice on file for at least three years from the date of the transaction. Upon the request of the department, a person, manufacturer, or purchaser must furnish the notice, or written copies, and associated sales documentation to the department within sixty days.
SECTION 2. (1)A manufacturer or other person to that sells firefighting personal protective equipment to any person, local government, or state agency shall not, after January 1, 2022, no person may manufacture, knowingly sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use in this state firefighting protective equipment containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals.
SECTION 3. The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1)“Firefighting personal protective equipment” means any clothing designed, intended, or marketed to be worn by firefighting personnel in the performance of their duties, designed with the intent for the use in fire and rescue activities, including jackets, pants, shoes, gloves, helmets, and respiratory equipment.
(2)“Local governments” includes any county, city, town, fire district, regional fire protection authority, or special purpose district that provides firefighting services.
(3)“Manufacturer” includes any person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, organization, joint venue, importer, or domestic distributor of firefighting agents or firefighting equipment. For the purposes of this subsection, “importer” means the owner of the product.
(4)“Perfluoraolkyl and polyfluoraolkyl substances” or “PFAS chemicals”
means, for the purposes of firefighting agents and firefighting equipment, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.
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