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H.R.4854: Regulatory Certainty Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 20 (1 Democrat, 19 Republicans)
Introduced June 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Nov. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

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

Regulatory Certainty Act of 2014 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to limit the period during which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may prohibit the specification, or restrict the use, of an area as a disposal site for discharges of dredged or fill materials into waters of the United States to the period that:

  • begins on the date that the Army Corps of Engineers provides notice to the EPA that the Corps has completed all procedures for processing an application for a permit for dredged or fill material and is ready to determine whether the permit should be issued; and
  • ends on the date that the Corps issues the permit.

Requires the Corps to ensure that the period consists of at least 30 consecutive days.

Authorizes the Corps to issue a permit for dredged ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 12, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 453.
Nov. 12, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-609.
July 16, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 22.
July 16, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 16, 2014 Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
June 13, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
June 12, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.