Agenda Item #6
Resolution Requesting Regulatory Standards and Testing for PFAS Compounds
After receiving requests from parents concerned with possible drinking water contamination from a group of man-made chemicals used at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the School Board of Brevard County tested potable drinking fountains for 21 Perflourooctanoic Acid (PFAS) compounds in 13 beachside schools.
The lack of a Florida State regulatory standard is confusing and is further complicated by the fact that local governments that have no authority to address these compounds now must respond to community concerns and fears and are unable to provide possible remediation.
Approve the resolution to recommend:
1. That the Florida Department of Environmental Protection develop state standards for PFAS compounds for drinking water, irrigation, recreational water use and fish consumption
The Resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption.
Resolution / Presentation - 9/6/2018
Authority for Action
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Legal Counsel Review
Review Date: 8/30/2018
Tina Descovich, School Board Vice-Chairman, ext. 412
Attachment: PFAS Resolution for State Funding Assistance (final) (8-30-18).pdf