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Regulatory Certainty Act of 2018

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A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404 of that Act, and for other purposes.


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Date
06/06/2018Introduced in Senate

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Date
06/06/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]* 06/06/2018
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 06/06/2018
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 06/06/2018

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Senate Environment and Public Works06/06/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (06/06/2018)

Regulatory Certainty Act of 2018

This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to specify that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must determine, in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, that a discharge of dredged or fill materials into a disposal area will have certain unacceptable adverse effects before the EPA prohibits the specification, or restricts the use, of an area as a disposal site.

The period during which the EPA may make such a prohibition is limited to the period that: (1) begins on the date that the Corps of Engineers provides notice to the EPA that the Corps of Engineers has completed all procedures for processing an application for a permit for dredged or fill material and is ready to determine whether the permit should be issued, and (2) ends on the date that the Corps of Engineers issues the permit. The Corps of Engineers must ensure that the period consists of at least 30 consecutive days.

The Corps of Engineers may issue a permit for dredged or fill material only after the Corps of Engineers provides notice to the EPA.