Text: H.R.2427 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/06/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2427


To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify a maintenance exemption regarding the removal of sediment, debris, and vegetation from certain structures.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 6, 2011

Mr. Gary G. Miller of California (for himself, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Denham, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Baca, Mr. Rohrabacher, and Mr. Costa) 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 a maintenance exemption regarding the removal of sediment, debris, and vegetation from certain structures.

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 “Flood Control Facility Maintenance Clarification Act”.

SEC. 2. Permits for dredged or fill material.

Section 404(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (42 U.S.C. 1344(f)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)(B) by inserting “channels, basins,” after “such as”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(B), the term ‘maintenance’ includes the removal of sediment, debris, and vegetation from structures described in that paragraph.”.