Text: H.R.1375 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/05/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1375

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 5, 2011

Mr. Pallone (for himself, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Berman, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Olver, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Stark, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Levin, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Speier, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Polis, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Honda, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Moran, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Ackerman, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Filner, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Crowley, and Mr. Chandler) 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 clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.

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 Water Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Definition of Fill Material.

Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(26) FILL MATERIAL.—The term ‘fill material’ means any pollutant which replaces portions of the waters of the United States with dry land or which changes the bottom elevation of a water body for any purpose. The term does not include any pollutant discharged into the water primarily to dispose of waste.”.