Summary: S.3037 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3037. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/03/2002)

Wastewater Treatment Works Security and Safety Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require certain water treatment works to assess their vulnerability to terrorist and intentionally disruptive attack and develop an emergency response plan in coordination with local emergency plans.

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to review both the assessment and the plan. Provides for the protection of the confidentiality of such information, including criminal penalties for unauthorized disclosure.

Authorizes the Administrator to make grants to water treatment works to assist in compliance and pay the costs of basic security enhancements. Provides grants for immediate and urgent security needs.

Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator to research and review possible terrorist means of intentional disruption as well as alternative treatment processes should a disruption occur.

Authorizes the Administrator to make grants for the improvement of vulnerability self-assessment tools for publicly owned treatment works.