S.675 - A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to prohibit the sale of dishwashing detergent in the United States if the detergent contains a high level of phosphorus, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI] (Introduced 03/24/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||03/24/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.675 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/24/2009)
Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the sale in the United States of residential dishwashing detergent that contains phosphorus in any form in excess of 0.5% (by weight expressed as elemental phosphorus) beginning July 1, 2010.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) review the available scientific information pertaining to nutrient excesses in the Great Lakes; and (2) recommend to Congress actions to be taken by EPA to address such nutrient excesses.