Text: H.R.6382 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/29/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6382

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to create a designation for property owners who take actions to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010

Mr. Sarbanes 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 create a designation for property owners who take actions to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, 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 “Save the Chesapeake Bay Homeowner Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Designation.

Section 117(g) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1267(g)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) DESIGNATION PROGRAM.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Save the Chesapeake Bay Homeowner Act of 2010, the Administrator shall develop and implement the ‘Save the Chesapeake Bay Home’ designation program.

“(B) DESIGNATION REQUIREMENT.—The program under subparagraph (A) shall designate a property owner in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a participant in such program if the property owner performs a specified number of items from a list of actions developed by the Administrator to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.

“(C) TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD CREDIT.—The Administrator shall determine an appropriate amount of credit for compliance with total maximum daily load requirements to award to a State or their designee based on the number of property owners in the jurisdiction who have received a designation under the program.”.