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Introduced in House (03/04/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1310

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 4, 2009

Mr. Pallone (for himself, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. George Miller of California, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Stark, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Honda, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Farr, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Berman, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Watson, Ms. Harman, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Filner, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Polis of Colorado, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Ms. Norton, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mr. Wexler, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Abercrombie, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Rush, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Markey of Massachusetts, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Levin, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. Conyers, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Clay, Mr. Carnahan, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Miller of North Carolina, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Hodes, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Payne, Mr. Holt, Mr. Sires, Mr. Engel, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Nadler of New York, Mr. Weiner, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Higgins, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Wu, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Sestak, Mr. Patrick J. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Inslee, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Wolf, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Platts, Mr. Hall of New York, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Olver, and Mr. Himes) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.

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 “Clean Water Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Definition of fill material.

Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(26) FILL MATERIAL.—The term ‘fill material’ means any pollutant which replaces portions of the waters of the United States with dry land or which changes the bottom elevation of a water body for any purpose. The term does not include any pollutant discharged into the water primarily to dispose of waste.”.