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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 632

   To reinstate a final rule promulgated by the Administrator of the 
        Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 27, 2001

  Mr. Nelson of Florida introduced the following bill; which was read 
  twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

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                                 A BILL


 
   To reinstate a final rule promulgated by the Administrator of the 
        Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Arsenic Reduction in Drinking Water 
Act of 2001''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
        Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
            (2) Public water system.--The term ``public water system'' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 1401 of the Safe 
        Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f).
            (3) State.--The term ``State'' has the meaning given the 
        term in section 1401 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 
        300f).

SEC. 3. REINSTATEMENT OF FINAL RULE.

    On and after the date of enactment of this Act, the final rule 
promulgated by the Administrator entitled ``Arsenic and Clarifications 
to Compliance and New Source Contaminants Monitoring'' (66 Fed. Reg. 
6976 (January 22, 2001)), and the amendments to parts 9, 141, and 142 
of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, made by that rule, shall have 
full force and effect.

SEC. 4. ASSISTANCE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ARSENIC STANDARD.

    (a) In General.--For each fiscal year for which funds are made 
available to carry out this section, the Administrator, using data 
obtained from the most recent available needs survey conducted by the 
Administrator under section 1452(h) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 
U.S.C. 300j-12(h)), shall allocate the funds to States for use in 
carrying out treatment projects to comply with the final rule 
reinstated by section 3.
    (b) Ratio.--The Administrator shall allocate funds to a State under 
subsection (a) in the ratio that--
            (1) the financial need associated with treatment projects 
        for compliance with the final rule reinstated by section 3 for 
        public water systems in the State; bears to
            (2) the total financial need associated with treatment 
        projects for compliance with the final rule reinstated by 
        section 3 for all public water systems in all States.
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