Summary: S.199 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (09/22/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 to: (1) increase and extend through FY2010 the authorization of appropriations for grants to Alaska to build public water and wastewater systems to improve health and sanitation in rural and Native villages; (2) condition grants on Alaska requiring applicants to identify a project's scope and goals, establishing long-term goals for the grant program, and carrying out regular reviews of grantees to determine if the stated scope and goals of each grant are being met; (3) require Alaska to report to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually on project goals and expenditures for the grant program; (4) direct the Administrator to require Alaska to correct any deficiencies identified in the report; (5) require the Administrator and Alaska to reach an agreement on a deadline for making such corrections; and (6) prohibit expenditures for projects for which any such deficiencies are not corrected by the deadline or for which a deadline agreement has not been reached.