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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Great Bay Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To delay enforcement and establishment of certain water quality standards within the Great Bay Estuary, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/25/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
09/28/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
09/25/2015Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/25/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure09/25/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment09/28/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/25/2015)

Great Bay Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015

This bill directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to postpone for five years establishing water quality standards or effluent limitations under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) if those standards or limitations reduce nitrogen discharges into the Great Bay Estuary. That estuary extends from the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor, in the vicinity of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to the head-of-tide for the eight rivers (including the tributaries of those rivers) that flow into Great Bay, Little Bay, and the Piscataqua River.

During that five-year period, the EPA may not require a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) to commence construction on any upgrade of a facility for the purpose of enforcing those standards or limitations if the POTW contributes nitrogen loadings in that estuary.

The EPA must study eelgrass levels and the causes of any loss of eelgrass habitat in the Great Bay Estuary, and allow public participation in the development of the study.