S.2821 - True LEADership Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 04/20/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/20/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2821 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/20/2016)
Testing, Removal, and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety to Homes, Infrastructure, and Pipes Act of 2016 or the True LEADership Act of 2016
This bill directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish grant programs to assist communities and states fund projects that reduce lead in drinking water.
The bill establishes a mandatory reporting requirement for states to report elevated levels of lead in children's blood to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bill amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to direct the EPA to promulgate lead and copper pipe regulations that would set household action levels for lead and copper in drinking water. The EPA must develop a process to protect and improve the drinking water of minority, tribal, and low-income communities. Additionally, the EPA must establish a voluntary school and child care lead testing grant program.
The bill creates a new tax credit for homeowners to invest in eliminating lead hazards. Additionally, the bill revises how the Department of Housing and Urban Development deals with lead in homes.
The EPA must establish a grant program to accelerate the testing, deployment and commercialization of new drinking water technologies.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is authorized to provide funding from its disaster relief fund in response to a major incident of lead contamination in drinking water.
The bill creates a grant program for local educational agencies to assist children that have been affected by lead poisoning.