Text: H.R.2958 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 2958 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 2958

    To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain port 
                  authorities, and for other purposes.



                             August 1, 2013

 Mr. Nadler (for himself, Ms. Hahn, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. George Miller 
of California, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Ms. Speier, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. 
Grijalva, Mr. Capuano, Ms. Moore, Mr. Schiff, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Pallone, 
 Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Honda, Mr. Moran, Mr. Israel, Mrs. Carolyn B. 
Maloney of New York, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Lowenthal, and 
  Mr. Holt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
             Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


                                 A BILL

    To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain port 
                  authorities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    This Act may be cited as the ``Clean Ports Act of 2013''.


    Section 14501(c) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)(A)--
                    (A) by striking ``or'' after ``cargo,''; and
                    (B) by inserting before the semicolon the 
                following: ``, or the authority of a State, political 
                subdivision of a State, or political authority of 2 or 
                more States to adopt requirements for motor carriers 
                and commercial motor vehicles providing services at 
                port facilities that are reasonably related to the 
                reduction of environmental pollution, traffic 
                congestion, the improvement of highway safety, or the 
                efficient utilization of port facilities, if adoption 
                or enforcement of such requirements does not conflict 
                with any other applicable Federal law or regulation''; 
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(6) Clarification for paragraph (2).--
                    ``(A) Definition of port facilities.--For purposes 
                of paragraph (2)(A), the term `port facilities' means 
                all port facilities for coastwise, intercoastal, inland 
                waterways, and Great Lakes shipping and overseas 
                shipping, including, wharves, piers, sheds, warehouses, 
                terminals, yards, docks, control towers, container 
                equipment, maintenance buildings, container freight 
                stations and port equipment, including harbor craft, 
                cranes, and straddle carriers.
                    ``(B) Applicability of clean air act.--Nothing in 
                paragraph (1) shall limit the rights reserved to any 
                State or a political subdivision thereof under the 
                Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.).''.