HB 502 – Contamination Mitigation Measures

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford); Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover); Rep. Rachel Hunt (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Julie von Haefen (D-Wake)


This bill:

  • Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to require applicants for a new or renewed individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to disclose each pollutant reasonably expected to be at or above the pollutant’s practical quantitation limit.
  • Requires the Department to study the presence of PFAS in land-applied biosolids.
  • Directs the Environmental Management Commission to adopt rules to prevent PFAS migration or accumulation off-site from land application sites if the Department finds PFAS are likely to migrate and accumulate at detectable levels in soil and water.
  • Makes a series of appropriations to fund research and monitoring efforts related to PFAS.


Filed – 4/8/2021