SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an overview of a proposal by the US Congress to ban the procurement of products containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).
Introduced in July 2023, the proposed act – S.2283 ‘PFAS-Free Procurement Act of 2023’ – would prohibit executive agencies from entering into new procurement contracts for selected products if they contain either substance.
Products within the scope of the proposal:
– Non-stick cookware and cooking utensils
– Furniture, carpets and rugs treated with stain-resistant coatings
The act also directs executive agency heads to prioritize the procurement of products that do not contain any per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at all.
The proposed effective date for the act is October 1, 2025.
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