Text: H.R.1837 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/06/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1837


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 6, 2013

Mr. Pallone (for himself, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Yarmuth, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Holt, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Capuano, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Honda, Mr. Moran, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Norton, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Himes, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Chu, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Polis, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. Eshoo, and Mr. Cohen) 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.”.