Text: H.R.6201 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/28/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6201


To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to the monitoring program for unregulated contaminants, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 28, 2016

Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to the monitoring program for unregulated contaminants, 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 “Clean Water Healthy Communities Act”.

SEC. 2. Monitoring for unregulated contaminants.

Section 1445 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–4) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(2)—

(A) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

“(A) ESTABLISHMENT.—

“(i) IN GENERAL.—The Administrator shall promulgate regulations establishing the criteria for a monitoring program for unregulated contaminants for all public water systems, regardless of the number of people served by a public water system.

“(ii) REQUIREMENTS.—In promulgating regulations under clause (i), the Administrator shall—

“(I) require the monitoring of drinking water supplied by public water systems; and

“(II) vary the frequency and schedule for monitoring requirements for public water systems based on—

“(aa) the number of people served by a public water system;

“(bb) the source of the water supply; and

“(cc) the contaminants likely to be found in the water supply.”; and

(B) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the following:

“(C) GRANTS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SYSTEM COSTS.—From funds reserved under section 1452(o) or appropriated under subparagraph (H), the Administrator shall pay the reasonable cost of such testing and laboratory analysis as are necessary to carry out monitoring to assess the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in public water systems that serve a population of 10,000 or fewer.”; and

(2) in subsection (g), by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:

“(7) UNREGULATED CONTAMINANTS.—With respect to contaminants for which a national primary drinking water regulation has not been established, the database shall include—

“(A) monitoring information collected by public water systems under subsection (a); and

“(B) other reliable and appropriate monitoring information on the occurrence of the contaminants in public water systems that is available to the Administrator.”.