H.R.2452 - Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] (Introduced 05/23/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure | Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 110-723|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/01/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2452 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (06/23/2008)
Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to require owners or operators of publicly owned treatment works to: (1) institute monitoring systems to provide timely alerts of sewer overflows; (2) notify the public, not later than 24 hours after receiving knowledge, of such overflows in areas where human health is potentially affected; (3) notify public health authorities and other affected entities, in the case of an overflow that may imminently and substantially endanger human health, immediately after the owner or operator knows of the overflow; (4) report each overflow on discharge monitoring reports to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the state; and (5) annually report to the Administrator or the state on the total number of overflows in a calendar year.
Makes specified exceptions to notification and reporting requirements for backups into single-family residences and for overflows that occur in the course of treatment works maintenance, respectively.
Requires annual summary reports by states to the Administrator.
Requires the Administrator to issue regulations, including to establish overflow assessment guidance and develop communications measures to provide notification under this Act. Provides procedures for review and approval, after issuance of such regulations, of state notification programs.
Makes the monitoring systems eligible for state water pollution control revolving fund assistance.