H.R.7991 - Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 08/07/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs; Budget|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/04/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7991 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/07/2020)
Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act of 2020
This bill establishes programs that address water pollution along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Specifically, the bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish the Tijuana River Public Health and Water Quality Restoration Program. Under the program, the EPA must plan, implement, coordinate, and provide grants for public health and water quality restoration and protection activities in the Mexican Tijuana River watershed and the American Tijuana River watershed in California.
In addition, the EPA must establish the California New River Public Health and Water Quality Restoration Program to plan, implement, coordinate, and provide grants for water quality restoration and protection activities in the New River watershed.
Finally, the bill provides statutory authority for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program to provide assistance for activities related to the construction of infrastructure for drinking water treatment or distribution, wastewater management, or stormwater management.