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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed two more bills into law, in addition to several bipartisan bills announced earlier today. The governor acted on the following bills:
Senate Bill 310, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 101:
- Prohibits the use of fire fighting foam that contains perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) unless the use is part of an emergency fire fighting or fire prevention operation or the use is for testing purposes;
- Requires testing facilities to implement appropriate containment, treatment, disposal and storage measures to prevent discharges of the foam to the environment;
- Directs the Department of Natural Resources to promulgate rules regarding appropriate storage measures for testing facilities;
- Prohibits flushing, draining, or discharging the foam into a storm or sanitary sewer;
- Requires immediate notification to the Department of Natural Resources if a fire fighting foam is used as part of an emergency fire fighting or fire prevention operation; and
- Requires a person in possession of a fire fighting foam, for the purpose of emergency fire fighting or fire prevention operations, to request and retain any safety data sheets relating to the fire fighting foam and make them available to the Department of Natural Resources for examination after use of the foam.
Senate Bill 438, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 102:
- Provides priority status to a mortgage that is executed to an institution chartered by the Farm Credit Administration that is part of the federal Farm Credit System.