Text: H.R.5275 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/14/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5275


To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for air emissions from animal waste at farms.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 14, 2018

Mr. Long (for himself, Mr. Costa, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Jones, Mr. Perry, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Bost, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Goodlatte, Ms. Cheney, Mr. Young of Iowa, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Womack, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Kind, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Valadao, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Harper, Mr. Harris, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Rokita, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Ms. Sinema, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Lewis of Minnesota, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Smucker, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Buck, Mr. Duffy, Mr. Blum, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Kustoff of Tennessee, Mr. Barton, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. DelBene, Mrs. Noem, Mr. Yoder, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Vela, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Renacci, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mrs. Roby, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Mullin, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Marino, Mr. Denham, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Gibbs) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for air emissions from animal waste at farms.

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 “Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act”.

SEC. 2. Exemptions from certain notice requirements and penalties.

Section 103 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9603) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(g) Applicability to air emissions from animal waste at farms.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—This section shall not apply to air emissions from animal waste at a farm.

“(2) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection:

“(A) ANIMAL WASTE.—The term ‘animal waste’—

“(i) means feces, urine, or other excrement, digestive emissions, or urea, that is produced by animals (including fish); and

“(ii) includes—

“(I) waste described in clause (i) that is mixed or commingled with bedding, compost, feed, soil, or other material typically found with such waste; and

“(II) waste described in clause (i), including such waste that is mixed or commingled with material described in subclause (I), that is decomposing.

“(B) FARM.—The term ‘farm’ means a facility for the production of crops or raising or selling of animals (including fish) that under normal conditions produces or sells $1,000 or more of agricultural products during a year.”.