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H.R.2218: Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor David McKinley, R-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 54 (12 Democrats, 42 Republicans)
Introduced June 3, 2013
Latest Major Action July 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) to authorize states to adopt and implement coal combustion residuals (CCRs) permit programs. Requires each state governor to notify the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within 6 months about whether such state will implement a program. Requires states that decide to implement a program to: (1) submit to the Administrator, within 36 months, a certification that the program meets the specifications of this Act; and (2) maintain either an approved municipal solid waste program or other system of prior approval and conditions under such Act for the control of hazardous disposal or an authorized state hazardous waste program. Requires the certification to include an emergency action plan for state response to a leak or spill at a structure that receives CCRs. Authorizes the state to update the certification as needed to reflect changes to the CCRs permit prog...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 30, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 153.
July 29, 2013 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
July 25, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 25, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 265 - 155 (Roll no. 418).

July 25, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 225, 1 Present (Roll no. 417). (consideration: CR H5071)

July 25, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5071)
July 25, 2013 DEBATE - The House proeeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McCollum motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion to seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require that the implementing agency of any coal ash permit granted under the bill ensure that all wet disposal structures meet criteria for design, construction, operation, and maintenance sufficient to prevent contamination of groundwater and sources of drinking water, including the Great Lakes pending reservation of a point of order. Subsequently, the reservation was removed.
July 25, 2013 Ms. McCollum moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce. (consideration: CR H5070; text: CR H5070)
July 25, 2013 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H5061-5065)
July 25, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H5070)
July 25, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2218.
July 25, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoptopn of amendments which were debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
July 25, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tonko Part A Amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tonko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 25, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tonko Part A Amendment No. 3.
July 25, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Waxman Part A Amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
July 25, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waxman Part A Amendment No. 2.
July 25, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 315, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly Part A Amendment No. 1.
July 25, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2218.
July 25, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Bishop to act as Chairman of the Committee.
July 25, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 315 and Rule XVIII.
July 25, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
July 25, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 315. (consideration: CR H5055-5072)
July 23, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 315 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2218 and H.R. 1582.
July 10, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 107.
July 10, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-148.
June 19, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 31 - 16.
June 19, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 18, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 6, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 6, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
June 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
April 11, 2013 Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Prior to Introduction and Referral.