H.R.6017 - To ameliorate the effects of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes by reducing phosphorus inputs, and for other purposes.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] (Introduced 05/08/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||05/20/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6017 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/08/2008)
Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and submit to Congress a regional response plan to address and mitigate harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes that includes: (1) an analysis of the scientific data about the causes of such blooms; (2) proposed solutions to address and mitigate such blooms, an analysis of the technological and economic feasibility of such solutions, and an estimate of the cost of implementing them; (3) an analysis of the ability of secondary treatment by wastewater treatment facilities to reduce the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen being discharged into the Great Lakes; (4) an evaluation of the relevant water quality standards promulgated by each of the Great Lakes states; and (5) suggested revisions to such standards if they are not adequate to reduce the incidence and severity of such blooms.
Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to declare as a banned hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act any cleaning product that contains greater than 0.5% phosphorus by volume and is intended for use in individual households.