U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Coalition Letter in Opposition of PFAS Amendments 440 and 48 to H.R. 2500, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Coalition Letter in Opposition of PFAS Amendments 440 and 48 to H.R. 2500, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
 
We, the undersigned associations, believe that Congress should act to address contamination associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a manner that prioritizes cleanups over bureaucracy. For this reason, we oppose Amendment 440 offered by Reps. Kildee and Dingell, and Amendment 48, offered by Rep. Pappas, to H.R. 2500, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.”
 
PFAS are a large and diverse class of chemicals with unique properties that have been used in a broad number of beneficial applications for decades. Heightened attention to potential health effects of certain PFAS chemicals has understandably led to increased public concern and interest in new regulatory protections in this area.