H.R.1948: Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2013

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Sponsor John L. Mica, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 13, 2013
Latest Major Action May 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from:

  • promulgating a revised or new water quality standard for a pollutant when the Administrator has approved a state water quality standard for such pollutant unless the state concurs with the Administrator's determination that the revised or new standard is necessary to meet the requirements of such Act;
  • taking action to supersede a state's determination that a discharge will comply with effluent limitations, water quality standards, controls on the discharge of pollutants, and toxic and pretreatment effluent standards under such Act;
  • withdrawing approval of a state program under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), limiting federal financial assistance for a state NPDES program, o...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
May 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.