Text: H.R.5967 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/29/2010)

2d Session
H. R. 5967

To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain port authorities, and for other purposes.


July 29, 2010

Mr. Nadler of New York (for himself, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Ms. Chu, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Ackerman, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Filner, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Stark, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Hare, Ms. Harman, Mr. Farr, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Sires, Mr. Holt, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Sherman, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Kilroy, Mr. Honda, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Capuano, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Sutton, Mr. Weiner, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Pascrell, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Berman, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. Baca, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Towns, Mr. Payne, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Engel, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Israel, and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain port authorities, and for other purposes.

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 Ports Act of 2010 ”.

SEC. 2. Applicability to port facilities.

Section 14501(c) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(A)—

(A) by striking “or” after “cargo,”; and

(B) by inserting before the semicolon the following: “, or the authority of a State, political subdivision of a State, or political authority of 2 or more States to adopt requirements for motor carriers and commercial motor vehicles providing services at port facilities that are reasonably related to the reduction of environmental pollution, traffic congestion, the improvement of highway safety, or the efficient utilization of port facilities, if such requirements are in accordance with any other applicable Federal law or regulation”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:


“(A) DEFINITION OF PORT FACILITIES.—For purposes of paragraph (2)(A), the term ‘port facilities’ means all port facilities for coastwise, intercoastal, inland waterways, and Great Lakes shipping and overseas shipping, including, wharves, piers, sheds, warehouses, terminals, yards, docks, control towers, container equipment, maintenance buildings, container freight stations and port equipment, including harbor craft, cranes, and straddle carriers.

“(B) APPLICABILITY OF CLEAN AIR ACT.—Nothing in paragraph (2)(A) shall limit the authority reserved to any State or a political subdivision thereof under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et. seq).”.