Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, together with State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) and State Representative Samba Baldeh (D-Madison), reintroduced Wisconsin’s Chemical Level Enforcement and Remediation (CLEAR) Act for the 2021-23 legislative session .The CLEAR Act was introduced in the 2019-21 biennium but the bill was never given a public hearing.

The CLEAR Act, would address statewide PFAS contamination and includes several provisions that are in the governor’s Badger Bounceback agenda. Among many others, these provisions include funding new positions at the DNR specific to the implementation of a PFAS action plan, creating the PFAS municipal grant program for testing and remediation efforts by local governments, funding statewide monitoring and testing initiatives, collecting and disposing of PFAS contaminated firefighting foam, and establishing and enforcing environmental standards for PFAS.