FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing NJ S. 3177/A. 4758, a Bill That Establishes Requirements, Prohibitions, and Programs for Regulation of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

We are writing to respectfully oppose S. 3177/ A. 4758 related to PFAS reporting requirements, restrictions, and product bans. As written, within one year of the bill’s effective date, the bill would require manufacturers to provide written notice to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for products with intentionally added PFAS (as very broadly defined in the bill). Within two years, the bill would ban the sale or distribution of cosmetics, carpets, fabric treatments, and food packaging with intentionally added PFAS; and it would require cookware with PFAS to list the presence of PFAS on the label. The bill also gives DEP unprecedented authority to recommend to the legislature products or categories of products with intentionally added PFAS that should not be sold or distributed in the State of New Jersey. This legislation therefore could eventually ban thousands of products from sale and transport of those products into the state causing far-reaching negative consequences on nearly every sector of the economy including aerospace, autos, powersports, alternative energy, healthcare, building and construction, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture.

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