Summary: H.R.3938 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3938. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/09/1988)

Amends the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from granting a permit to a municipality to dump sewage sludge into the ocean after 1988, unless it enters into a compliance agreement with the Administrator before 1989 containing a schedule for the full implementation of an alternative sludge disposal system within five years of such agreement. Prohibits continued ocean dumping, unless the Administrator is notified of such dumping and the municipality is in compliance with its schedule for the implementation of an alternative sludge disposal system. Directs the Administrator to make biannual reports to the Congress regarding schedule compliance.

Fines municipalities which violate compliance or notification requirements or dump sludge at unauthorized ocean sites. Places such fines in a newly-created Clean Ocean Fund for enforcement, monitoring, and research activities related to ocean dumping.