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Introduced in Senate (03/02/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 519


To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain contaminants, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2017

Mrs. Gillibrand (for herself and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish maximum contaminant levels for certain contaminants, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Maximum contaminant levels.

Section 1412(b)(2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g–1(b)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(D) PERFLUORINATED COMPOUNDS.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this subparagraph, with respect to the perfluorinated compounds perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, the Administrator shall—

“(i) publish a maximum contaminant level goal; and

“(ii) promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation.

“(E) 1,4-DIOXANE.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this subparagraph, with respect to 1,4-dioxane, the Administrator shall—

“(i) publish a maximum contaminant level goal; and

“(ii) promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation.

“(F) PERCHLORATE.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this subparagraph, with respect to perchlorate, the Administrator shall—

“(i) publish a maximum contaminant level goal; and

“(ii) promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation.”.