NY Bill Impacts Closed-Cell SPF
A new bill, NY A 8491, bill was introduced to the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee and would require manufacturers of products with intentionally added PFAS to report to the department as of Jan. 1, 2024. The bill bans carpets, rugs, cosmetic products, fabric treatment and personal care products with PFAS as of Jan. 1, 2025 and bans all products containing intentionally added PFAS as of Jan. 1, 2030, unless the department determines that the use is currently unavoidable. Here is the definition of PFAS:
"Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances" or "PFAS" means substances that include any member of the class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully flourished carbon atom.
Under this bill, PFAS ban would include fluorine-based blowing agents used in nearly all closed-cell SPF products.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance opposes this bill and we need your help to contact your member of the New York Sate Assembly.
MD Bill Could Eliminate use of SPF in WAP Projects
MD HB 108 was recently prefiled for 2022. It would ban the use of thermal insulating materials for all weatherization programs that include formaldehyde or any substance that is a Category 1 respiratory sensitzer as defined in 29 CFR Part 1910 (Appendix A). The latter restriction would preclude the use of all SPF in weatherization assistance programs.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance opposes this bill as written and we need your help to contact your member of the Maryland General Assembly.