H.R.3294 - Water Regulation Improvement Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] (Introduced 11/10/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||11/12/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3294 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Water Regulation Improvement Act of 1999 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require permits for discharges from municipal storm sewers to: (1) recognize the responsibility of governmental entities to carry out specified control measures to reduce the discharge of pollutants; and (2) absolve local governmental entities of liability in cases where such an entity relies on a co-permittee or another governmental entity to comply with any requirement to implement a control measure in which the co-permittee or other entity assumes responsibility but fails to implement the measure.
Introduced in House (11/10/1999)
Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, for certain stormwater discharges for which permits are not required, from requiring a local governmental entity to obtain a permit for any stormwater discharge associated with an above-ground vegetated drainage ditch or a drainage way owned or operated in connection with a road or street under its jurisdiction. Provides that such discharges and those regulated as being associated with industrial activity or with significant violation of a water quality standard or significant contributions of pollutants shall not include stormwater discharges associated with: (1) a construction activity that disturbs no more than five acres of land; or (2) a routine maintenance activity associated with a road, street, or vegetated road ditch or drainage way.