H.R.3123 - To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to remedy problems caused by a collapsed drainage tunnel in Leadville, Colorado, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] (Introduced 07/08/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||10/13/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/08/2009 : Failed House|
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Summary: H.R.3123 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (09/29/2009)
Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act of 2009 - Amends the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to repeal a provision requiring construction of a water treatment plant to treat effluent discharged from the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel, Colorado.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the implementation of the operable unit 6 remedy for the California Gulch Superfund Site, including, but not limited to, the following actions: (1) treating water behind any blockage or bulkhead in the Tunnel; and (2) managing and maintaining the mine pool behind such blockage or bulkhead at a level that precludes surface runoff and releases and minimizes the potential for Tunnel failure due to excessive water pressure.
Requires the Secretary to take necessary steps to repair or maintain the Tunnel's structural integrity to prevent Tunnel failure and to preclude uncontrolled release of water from the Tunnel.