Georgia Code Title 25. Fire Protection and Safety § 25-2-41

(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) “Class B fire-fighting foam” means any foam designed to extinguish flammable liquid fires.

(2) “PFAS chemicals” means a class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom, including perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and designed to be fully functional in class B fire-fighting foam formulations.

(3) “Testing” means calibration testing, conformance testing, or fixed system testing.

(b) On and after January 1, 2020, no person;  fire department provided for under Chapter 3 of this title;  state department, agency, board, bureau, office, commission, public corporation, or authority;  county, municipal corporation, school district, or other political subdivision of this state shall discharge or otherwise use class B fire-fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals unless:

(1) Such discharge or other use occurs in fire prevention or in response to an emergency fire-fighting operation;  or

(2) Such discharge or other use is for training or testing purposes which occurs at a facility that has implemented containment, treatment, and disposal measures to prevent uncontrolled releases of such class B fire-fighting foam into the environment.

(c) Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to:

(1) Restrict the manufacture, sale, or distribution of class B fire-fighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals or restrict the discharge or other use of class B fire-fighting foam in response to an emergency fire-fighting operation;  or

(2) Prevent the use of nonfluorinated foams, including other class B fire-fighting foams, for purposes of training for fire-fighting operations.


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