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Introduced in House (03/05/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1497


To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain water pollution control programs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 5, 2019

Mr. DeFazio (for himself, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Young, and Mr. Katko) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain water pollution control programs, 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. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. State management assistance.

(a) Authorization of appropriations.—Section 106(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1256(a)) is amended—

(1) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (1);

(2) by striking the semicolon at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:

“(3) such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1991 through 2019, and $300,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024;”.

(b) Technical amendment.—Section 106(e) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1256(e)) is amended by striking “Beginning in fiscal year 1974 the” and inserting “The”.

SEC. 3. Watershed pilot projects.

Section 122(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1274(c)) is amended to read as follows:

“(c) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $120,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.”.

SEC. 4. Pilot program for alternative water source projects.

(a) Selection of projects.—Section 220(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1300(d)) is amended by striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).

(b) Committee resolution procedure.—Section 220 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1300) is amended by striking subsection (e) and redesignating subsections (f) through (j) as subsections (e) through (i), respectively.

(c) Definitions.—Section 220(h)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) is amended by striking “or wastewater or by treating wastewater” and inserting “, wastewater, or stormwater or by treating wastewater or stormwater”.

(d) Authorization of appropriations.—Section 220(i) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) is amended by striking “a total of $75,000,000 for fiscal years 2002 through 2004” and inserting “$75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024”.

SEC. 5. Sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal grants.

Section 221(f)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1301(f)(1)) is amended by striking “2020” and inserting “2024”.

SEC. 6. State water pollution control revolving funds.

Title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) is amended—

(1) by striking section 607;

(2) by redesignating section 608 as section 607; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 608. Authorization of appropriations.

“There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $4,000,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.”.


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