H.5150 Part 34 DHEC Appropriations (Senate Adoption)
Contained within the section (part 34) for the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) was a new fund, the PFOS, PFOA, and Emerging Contaminants Remediation Fund.
This fund gave DHEC the authority – and the money – to finish its monitoring strategy and to give out grants to water systems and private well owners who’s water is contaminated with PFAS chemicals at the health advisory limit. In the end, the fund was allocated $10-million dollars.
The Senate adopted this Part with a vote of 36-3. This is a Pro-Conservation Appropriation vote in the Senate. The pro-conservation vote was “Yea”.