State of Alaska
Fiscal Note
Bill Version: HCS CSSB 67(FIN)
2024 Legislative Session
Fiscal Note Number: 4
(H) Publish Date: 5/3/2024
Identifier: SB067HCSCS(FIN)-DEC-SPAR-05-01-24 Department: Department of Environmental Conservation
Title: PFAS: USE FOR FIREFIGHTING, DISPOSAL Appropriation: Spill Prevention and Response
Sponsor: KIEHL Allocation: Spill Prevention and Response
Requester: House Finance OMB Component Number: 3094
Expenditures/Revenues
Note: Amounts do not include inflation unless otherwise noted below. (Thousands of Dollars)
Included in
FY2025 Governor's
Appropriation FY2025 Out-Year Cost Estimates
Requested Request
OPERATING EXPENDITURES FY 2025 FY 2025 FY 2026 FY 2027 FY 2028 FY 2029 FY 2030
Personal Services
Travel
Services
Commodities
Capital Outlay
Grants & Benefits
Miscellaneous
Total Operating 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Fund Source (Operating Only)
None
Total 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Positions
Full-time
Part-time
Temporary
Change in Revenues
None
Total 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Estimated SUPPLEMENTAL (FY2024) cost: 0.0 (separate supplemental appropriation required)
Estimated CAPITAL (FY2025) cost: 2,500.0 (separate capital appropriation required)
Does the bill create or modify a new fund or account? No
(Supplemental/Capital/New Fund - discuss reasons and fund source(s) in analysis section)
ASSOCIATED REGULATIONS
Does the bill direct, or will the bill result in, regulation changes adopted by your agency? Yes
If yes, by what date are the regulations to be adopted, amended or repealed? 12/31/24
Why this fiscal note differs from previous version/comments:
Not applicable; initial version.
Prepared By: Crystal Koeneman, Legislative Liaison Phone: (907)465-5871
Division: Commissioner's Office Date: 05/02/2024 10:15 AM
Approved By: Megan Kohler, Administrative Services Director Date:
OUT OF 05/02/24
Agency: Department of Environmental Conservation REPORTED
Printed 5/2/2024 Page 1 of 2 HFC 05/02/2 024
Control Code: AFweo
HCS CSSB 67(FIN) - Fiscal Note 4
FISCAL NOTE ANALYSIS
STATE OF ALASKA BILL NO. HCS CSSB 67(FIN)
2024 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Analysis
The bill prohibits the use of firefighting substances containing PFAS, except in specific cases such as oil and gas facilities
unless safer alternatives are mandated by the state fire marshal.
Additionally, it establishes a reimbursement program under the Department of Environmental Conservation. This program
will aide communities with populations under 2,000 and off-road systems, or those with partially state-funded fire safety
projects, enabling them to hire third-party contractors for PFAS disposal. The Department will prioritize reimbursement
for disposal activities, including equipment replacement.
Regulations will need to be developed to establish the reimbursement program. Current division staff will be used to
process the reimbursements.
Reimbursement activities required under the bill would require an additional state expenditure. FY25 Capital costs are
recommended to come from 1004 (UGF) as DEC cannot absorb this ask within our existing resources.
Cost estimates are based on a range of costs from ~$6.0 for disposal via mostly road, to ~$10.0 by mostly barge, and
~$15.0 by mostly air to dispose of the 35 gallons (5-gallon AFFF container in an overpack container and the 30 gallons
substance in the firefighting equipment to be drained into a 55-gallon drum). These estimates do not include site survey
cost estimates. The list of communities that received Project Code Red equipment appears to require more air travel than
road or barge and, therefore, the estimate provided reflects a higher average between the barge and air options.
Additional funding needs were included to account for the disposal of equipment and the replacement of contaminated
equipment.
Depending on the utilization of this program for the disposal of PFAS, contaminated equipment, and the replacement of
contaminated equipment additional capital funding and personnel may be required.
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In addition to program costs, there is the real potential for liability costs associated with PFAS disposal that cannot be
quantified at this time but, under reasonable consideration, could far exceed the costs of this fiscal note should a spill or
mishandling of the PFAS-containing firefighting substance occur, even outside of the state’s control.
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SB067HCSCS(FIN)-DEC-SPAR-05-01-24 Page 2 of 2 Control Code: AFweo

Statutes affected:
SB0067A, AM SB 67, introduced 02/10/2023:
SB0067B, AM CSSB 67(RES), introduced 03/31/2023:
SB0067C, AM HCS CSSB 67(FIN), introduced 05/03/2024: 46.03.320