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Titles (6)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2014
  • Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2014
  • Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014

Short Titles as Reported to House

Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013

Short Titles as Introduced

Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act relating to review of regulations under such Act and to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to financial responsibility for classes of facilities.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
01/09/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 225 - 188 (Roll no. 10).
11/01/2013Committee on Transportation discharged.
07/30/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-179, Part I.
06/06/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (40)

Date Chamber
01/13/2014SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
01/09/2014-4:32pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/09/2014-4:32pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 225 - 188 (Roll no. 10).
01/09/2014-4:25pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 225 (Roll no. 9).
01/09/2014-4:17pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H110-111)
01/09/2014-4:09pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a title to the bill entitled "PRESERVING THE POLLUTER PAYS PRINCIPLE AND LIMITING EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS".
01/09/2014-4:08pmHouseMr. Peters (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H109-111; text: CR H109)
01/09/2014-4:07pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H104-105)
01/09/2014-4:07pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H109)
01/09/2014-4:06pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2279.
01/09/2014-4:06pmHouseH.Amdt.529 On agreeing to the Tonko amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 227 (Roll no. 8).
01/09/2014-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.528 On agreeing to the Sinema amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 228 (Roll no. 7).
01/09/2014-3:31pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
01/09/2014-3:31pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko Part A amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/09/2014-3:24pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko Part A amendment No. 2.
01/09/2014-3:24pmHouseH.Amdt.529 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Tonko. (consideration: CR H107-108, H109; text: CR H107)
01/09/2014-3:24pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sinema Part A amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes prevailed. Ms. Sinema demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
01/09/2014-3:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 455, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sinema Part A amendment No. 1.
01/09/2014-3:13pmHouseH.Amdt.528 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Sinema. (consideration: CR H106-107, H108-109; text: CR H106)
01/09/2014-2:10pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2279.
01/09/2014-2:09pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Kevin Yoder to act as Chairman of the Committee.
01/09/2014-2:09pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 455 and Rule XVIII.
01/09/2014-2:08pmHouseThe resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2279, H.R. 3362, and H.R. 3811. In each case, general debate shall be confined to one hour and one motion to recommit is allowed. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 2279. Further amendments to H.R. 3362 and H.R. 3811 are not in order.
01/09/2014-2:08pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 455. (consideration: CR H96-112)
01/08/2014-6:54pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 455 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2279, H.R. 3362, and H.R. 3811. In each case, general debate shall be confined to one hour and one motion to recommit is allowed. The resolution specifies certain amendments are in order for H.R. 2279. Further amendments to H.R. 3362 and H.R. 3811 are not in order.
11/01/2013HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 183.
11/01/2013HouseCommittee on Transportation discharged.
07/30/2013HouseHouse Committee on Transportation Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Nov. 1, 2013.
07/30/2013HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-179, Part I.
06/19/2013HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 18.
06/19/2013HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/18/2013HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/07/2013HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/07/2013HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/06/2013HouseConsideration and Mark-up Session Held by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Prior to Introduction.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
06/06/2013HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
06/06/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/06/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/06/2013HouseIntroduced in House
05/17/2013HouseHearings Held by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Prior to Introduction and Referral.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce06/06/2013 Referred to
06/19/2013 Markup by
07/30/2013 Reported by H. Rept. 113-179
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy06/07/2013 Referred to
05/17/2013 Hearings by
06/06/2013 Markup by
House Transportation and Infrastructure06/06/2013 Referred to
11/01/2013 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment06/07/2013 Referred to
Senate Environment and Public Works01/13/2014 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (01/09/2014)

Title I: Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations - Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2014 - (Sec. 102) Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to remove a requirement that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review and revise regulations promulgated under such Act at least every three years.

(Sec. 104) Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to prohibit the President from promulgating any financial responsibility requirement under such Act without first reporting on:

  • each facility or class of facilities to be covered by such requirement;
  • the development of such requirement, including why the facility or class proposed to be covered by such requirement presents the highest level of risk of injury and why they are not already covered by adequate financial responsibility requirements;
  • financial responsibility requirements promulgated by state or other federal agencies for the facility or class to be covered by such proposed requirement;
  • the exposure to the Hazardous Substances Superfund for response costs resulting from such proposed covered facilities; and
  • the capacity of the financial and credit markets to provide instruments of financial responsibility necessary to meet such requirement.

Requires the President to update such report to reflect any revision of the facilities or classes of facilities to be covered by a financial responsibility requirement.

(Sec. 105) Requires an owner or operator of a facility or vessel that has already established evidence of financial responsibility associated with the production, transportation, treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous substances under state law or any other federal law to establish evidence of financial responsibility under CERCLA only if the President determines that, in the event of a non-permitted release of a hazardous substance that is not a federally permitted release or authorized by a state permit, the existing financial responsibility requirements will not be sufficient to cover likely response costs.

Requires the President, if such a determination is made, to accept evidence of compliance with such other federal or state financial responsibility requirements in lieu of compliance with any portion of the financial responsibility requirements promulgated under such Act to which they correspond.

(Sec. 106) Requires the owner or operator of each facility that has substances that are listed as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemicals of Interest and that are flammables or explosives in amounts above the screening threshold to notify the state emergency response commission in the state in which the facility is located.

Title II: Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection - Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2014 - (Sec. 202) Amends CERCLA to require the President to consult with affected states: (1) in undertaking a removal action concerning hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants (substances); and (2) during (currently, before) the process of selecting any appropriate remedial action.

Requires the Administrator and each federal entity responsible for federal facility compliance to consult with state and local officials and provide them the opportunity to participate in the planning and selection of a remedial action with respect to such a facility. Requires a determination made by state or local officials to not participate in such action to be documented in the administrative record regarding the action.

(Sec. 203) Requires the President to grant states credit for the share of costs with respect to a facility listed on the National Priorities List under the National Contingency Plan for amounts expended for removal at such facility of such substances in addition to the credits currently given for remedial actions. Authorizes credit to be given for oversight costs and in-kind expenditures.

(Sec. 204) Requires the President, upon the request of a state, to provide to such state the basis for not including a priority among releases of such substances on the revised national list. Prohibits the President from adding a facility to the national list over the written objection of the state, unless:

  • the state, as an owner or operator or a significant contributor of hazardous substances to the facility, is a potentially responsible party;
  • the President determines that the contamination has migrated across a state boundary, resulting in the need for response actions in multiple states; or
  • the criteria under the national contingency plan for issuance of a health advisory have been met.

Removes provisions concerning the 100 highest priority facilities. Authorizes states to designate a facility to the national list no more than once every five years.

Includes, as a minimum requirement in regulations that provide for involvement by each state in remedial actions, state concurrence in adding sites to the National Priorities List.

(Sec. 205) Requires remedial actions to meet any state environmental covenant law or state law or regulation requiring the use of engineering control or land use control if they are more stringent than federal requirements.

Title III: Federal Facility Accountability - Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2014 - (Sec. 302) Amends CERCLA to apply all guidelines, rules, regulations, and criteria applicable to response actions (currently, preliminary assessments) to address hazardous substances at facilities to those currently or formerly owned or operated by the United States.

Requires federal facilities to comply with state substantive and procedural requirements regarding response relating to hazardous substances or pollutants or contaminants, including state hazardous waste requirements, in the same manner and to the same extent as any nongovernmental entity. Waives sovereign immunity with respect to state substantive or procedural requirements. Prohibits an agent, employee, or officer of the United States from being: (1) immune or exempt from injunctive relief with respect to such state requirements, and (2) personally liable for any civil penalty under such requirements or CERCLA with respect to any act or omission within the scope of their official duties.

Provides that state substantive and procedural requirements include administrative orders, injunctive relief, civil and administrative penalties and fines, reasonable service charges or oversight costs, and laws or regulations requiring the imposition and maintenance of engineering or land use controls.

(Sec. 303) Authorizes the Administrator to review as determined necessary, or upon state request, actions taken or regulations promulgated pursuant to any duties or powers delegated or assigned by the President to a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States other than EPA to ensure consistency with the guidelines, rules, regulations, or criteria established by the Administrator.