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H.R.2581: Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2013

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Sponsor Robert Hurt, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 9 (3 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced June 28, 2013
Latest Major Action July 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to replace a requirement that a permit be obtained for any discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters incidental to any activity having as its purpose bringing an area of such waters into a use to which it was not previously subject and where the flow or circulation of such waters may be impaired or the reach of such waters may be reduced with a requirement that a permit be obtained for any such discharge that is not currently exempted from permit requirements.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
June 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.