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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

PFAS Interagency Task Force

Follow In My Legislature Date Time Topic Location Status Bills
6/1/2021 10:00 AM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Inaugural meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force, including a briefing from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Virtual Hearing Completed
6/15/2021 10:00 AM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Second meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss "What PFAS chemicals are and where they are found" Including presentations by the American Chemistry Council, Professor Alicia Timme-Laragy (UMass Amherst), and Professor Elsie Sunderland (Harvard). Virtual Hearing Completed
7/6/2021 10:00 AM PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Third meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss "How do PFAS chemicals impact public health and the environment?" Virtual Hearing Completed
7/20/2021 10:00 AM Fourth meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss "Municipal Matters and Local Action" Virtual Hearing Completed
8/3/2021 10:00 AM Public Meeting Notice Fifth meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss "Action taken at the federal level and in other states to address PFAS contamination Virtual Hearing Completed
9/7/2021 10:00 AM Sixth meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss "What are the sources of PFAS in Massachusetts and who is responsible for addressing PFAS contamination?" With testimony from the Beverly Regional Airport; Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, Hyannis Fire Department, and Longmeadow Fire Department; the Massachusetts National Guard; Defend Our Health, and Taft Law. Virtual Hearing Completed
9/21/2021 10:00 AM Seventh meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to discuss "Solutions and Costs" With testimony from the Testimony from the Governor’s Administration/Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), The Office of the Attorney General, and Tighe and Bond Environmental Consulting & Engineers. Virtual Hearing Completed
10/5/2021 10:00 AM Eighth meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to hear from Honorable Members of the Massachusetts Legislature With testimony from the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate. Virtual Hearing Completed
10/19/2021 10:00 AM Ninth meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to hear from state and regional advocacy groups With testimony from the Massachusetts PFAS Coalition, OARS, WRAFT, Farm to Institution New England, GreenCAPE, and the Nantucket PFAS Action Group Virtual Hearing Completed
2/8/2022 10:00 AM Tenth meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to update Task Force Members and members of the public on the status of the PFAS Interagency Task Force Report. Virtual Hearing Completed
4/20/2022 10:00 AM Eleventh and final meeting of the PFAS Interagency Task Force to release the Final Report of the PFAS Interagency Task Force Virtual Hearing Completed