09-06-2018 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #6


Title
Resolution Requesting Regulatory Standards and Testing for PFAS Compounds

Discussion

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.



Recommendation

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

2. That the State of Florida conduct ground water, water body and fish testing for PFAS compounds to ensure the safety of the public

The Resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption.



Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/6/2018

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program

Legal Counsel Review
Yes
Review Date: 8/30/2018

Contact
Tina Descovich, School Board Vice-Chairman, ext. 412


Attachment:  PFAS Resolution for State Funding Assistance (final) (8-30-18).pdf