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H.R.2318: Federal Facility Accountability 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 Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to apply all guidelines, rules, regulations, and criteria applicable to response actions (currently, preliminary assessments) to address hazardous substances at facilities to those currently or formerly owned or operated by the United States.

Requires federal facilities to comply with state substantive and procedural requirements regarding response relating to hazardous substances or pollutants or contaminants, including state hazardous waste requirements, in the same manner and to the same extent as any nongovernmental entity. Waives sovereign immunity with respect to state substantive or procedural requirements. Prohibits an agent, employee, or officer of the United States from being: (1) immune or exempt from injunctive relief with respect to such state requirements, and (2) personally liable for any civil penalty under...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 1, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 184.
Nov. 1, 2013 Committee on Transportation discharged.
Nov. 1, 2013 Provisions of this measure incorporated into H.R. 2279.
July 30, 2013 House Committee on Transportation Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Nov. 1, 2013.
July 30, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-180, Part I.
June 19, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 18.
June 19, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 18, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
June 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
June 11, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
June 11, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
June 6, 2013 Consideration and Mark-up Session Held by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Prior to Introduction.
June 6, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
May 17, 2013 Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Prior to Introduction and Referral.