Summary: S.540 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/10/1995)

Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Reauthorization Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, acting through the Great Lakes National Program Office, to conduct at least three demonstration projects involving promising technologies and practices to remedy contaminated sediments at sites in the Great Lakes system.

Gives priority for demonstration projects to: (1) the Ashtabula River in Ohio; (2) the Buffalo River in New York; (3) Duluth and Superior Harbor in Minnesota; (4) the Fox River in Wisconsin; (5) the Grand Calumet River in Indiana; and (6) Saginaw Bay in Michigan.

Permits the Administrator to conduct additional projects at other sites in the Great Lakes System.

Authorizes appropriations.

Permits the Administrator to provide technical information and assistance involving the remediation of contaminated sediments upon request.

Authorizes appropriations.

Extends the authorization of appropriations for the Great Lakes water quality program through 2001.