S.2674 - Lead in Drinking Water Disaster Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 03/14/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/14/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1464-1465) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2674 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/14/2016)
Lead in Drinking Water Disaster Act of 2016
This bill authorizes the President, upon request of a governor of a state, to declare a major disaster relating to lead contamination of drinking water from a public water system. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must promulgate regulations to carry out such authority within 60 days of this Act's enactment.
In the case of such a declared major disaster, the federal coordinating officer appointed under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act shall ensure that the coordination of administration of relief required under such Act includes coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and any other relevant agency.