H.R.953 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] (Introduced 02/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Agriculture | Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-131|
|Latest Action:||05/25/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 4 roll call votes|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Text: H.R.953 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Referred in Senate (05/25/2017)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017”.
Section 3(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136a(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(5) USE OF AUTHORIZED PESTICIDES.—Except as provided in section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Administrator or a State may not require a permit under such Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under this Act, or the residue of such a pesticide, resulting from the application of such pesticide.”.
Section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342) is amended by adding at the end the following:
“(1) NO PERMIT REQUIREMENT.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), a permit shall not be required by the Administrator or a State under this Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, or the residue of such a pesticide, resulting from the application of such pesticide.
“(i) the discharge would not have occurred but for the violation; or
“(ii) the amount of pesticide or pesticide residue in the discharge is greater than would have occurred without the violation.
“(B) Stormwater discharges subject to regulation under subsection (p).
“(i) Manufacturing or industrial effluent.
“(ii) Treatment works effluent.
“(iii) Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, including a discharge resulting from ballasting operations or vessel biofouling prevention.”.
Passed the House of Representatives May 24, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|