Text: H.R.895 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/04/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 895


To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the sewer overflow control grants program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 4, 2009

Mr. Pascrell (for himself and Mr. Camp) 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 reauthorize the sewer overflow control grants program.

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 “Water Quality Investment Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Sewer overflow control grants.

(a) Administrative requirements.—Section 221(e) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1301(e)) is amended to read as follows:

“(e) Administrative requirements.—A project that receives assistance under this section shall be carried out subject to the same requirements as a project that receives assistance from a State water pollution control revolving fund under title VI, except to the extent that the Governor of the State in which the project is located determines that a requirement of title VI is inconsistent with the purposes of this section.”.

(b) Authorization of Appropriations.—The first sentence of section 221(f) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 1301(f)) is amended by striking “$750,000,000” and all that follows before the period and inserting “$250,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, $300,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, $350,000,000 for fiscal year 2012, $400,000,000 for fiscal year 2013, and $500,000,000 for fiscal year 2014”.

(c) Allocation of funds.—Section 221(g) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 1301(g)) is amended to read as follows:

“(g) Allocation of funds.—

“(1) FISCAL YEAR 2010.—Subject to subsection (h), the Administrator shall use the amounts appropriated to carry out this section for fiscal year 2010 for making grants to municipalities and municipal entities under subsection (a)(2) in accordance with the criteria set forth in subsection (b).

“(2) FISCAL YEAR 2011 AND THEREAFTER.—Subject to subsection (h), the Administrator shall use the amounts appropriated to carry out this section for fiscal year 2011 and each fiscal year thereafter for making grants to States under subsection (a)(1) in accordance with a formula to be established by the Administrator, after providing notice and an opportunity for public comment, that allocates to each State a proportional share of such amounts based on the total needs of the State for municipal combined sewer overflow controls and sanitary sewer overflow controls identified in the most recent survey conducted pursuant to section 516.”.

(d) Reports.—The first sentence of section 221(i) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 1301(i)) is amended by striking “2003” and inserting “2012”.