Text: H.R.1154 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/14/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1154


To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 14, 2013

Mr. Polis (for himself, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Holt, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Capuano, Ms. Chu, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Honda, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Keating, Mr. Langevin, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Lowey, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Meng, Mr. Moran, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Peters of Michigan, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Farr, Mr. Van Hollen, and Ms. Edwards) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources, 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 “Bringing Reductions to Energy’s Airborne Toxic Health Effects Act” or the “BREATHE Act”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources.

Section 112(n) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(n)) is amended by striking paragraph (4).

SEC. 3. Hydrogen sulfide as a hazardous air pollutant.

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall—

(1) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, issue a final rule adding hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants under section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(b)); and

(2) not later than 365 days after a final rule under paragraph (1) is issued, revise the list under section 112(c) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(c)) to include categories and subcategories of major sources and area sources of hydrogen sulfide, including oil and gas wells.