Vermont Regulates PFAS and Other Chemicals in Certain Goods

The US state of Vermont has approved new regulations
covering the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and
other substances in certain consumer products.

S.20 – ‘An Act relating to restrictions on
perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in
consumer products’ – was signed into law by the state governor on May 18, 2021.
It not only regulates several chemicals in specific consumer goods but also
amends the list of chemicals of high concern to children (CHCCs) for reporting
in children’s products.

The Act, known as 18 V.S.A., amends the state’s
statutes by adding several new chapters:

  • Chapter 33 ‘PFAS in
    Firefighting Agents and Equipment’
  • Chapter 33A ‘Chemicals
    of Concern in Food Packaging’ in relation to PFAS, (ortho) phthalates and
  • Chapter 33B ‘PFAS in
    Rugs, Carpets and Aftermarket Stain and Water-Resistant Treatments’
  • Chapter 33C ‘PFAS in
    Ski Wax’

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In addition, it amends the CHCC list with the addition

  • Perfluorohexane
    sulfonic acid (PFHxS)
  • Perfluoroheptanoic
    acid (PFHpA)
  • Perfluorononanoic
    acid (PFNA)

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The provisions of the Act will be implemented in
phases, beginning on July 1, 2021. For more information on the provisions of
the Act and its effective dates, see SGS’s original SafeGuard 072/21.

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