Summary: H.R.340 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/05/1993)

Federal Facilities Clean Water Compliance Act of 1993 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to waive immunity of the United States with respect to Federal, State, interstate, and local requirements, administrative authorities, sanctions, and penalties concerning water pollution control.

Absolves Federal employees of personal liability for civil penalties under water pollution control laws for acts or omissions within the scope of official duties. Makes Federal employees subject to criminal sanctions under Federal or State water pollution control laws, but prohibits applying criminal sanctions to Federal agencies. Repeals a provision which makes the United States liable only for civil penalties arising under Federal law or imposed by a State or local court to enforce an order.

Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to commence administrative enforcement actions against Federal agencies under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Includes Federal agencies within the definition of "person" for purposes of such Act.