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H.R.311: FUELS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 73 (5 Democrats, 68 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act or the FUELS Act - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to any farm, to require certification of compliance with such rule by: (1) a professional engineer for a farm with an individual tank with an aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons, an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of at least 42,000 gallons, or a history that includes a spill, as determined by the Administrator; or (2) the owner or operator of the farm (via self-certification) for a farm with an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons but less than 42,000 gallons and no history of spills. Directs the Administrator to exempt from all requirements of such rule any farm with an aggrega...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
March 11, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2264-2265)
March 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 311.
March 11, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2264-2266)
March 11, 2014 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. (consideration: CR H2264)
March 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 279.
March 6, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-375.
Oct. 29, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 29, 2013 Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
Jan. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.