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H.R.524: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to disapprove a permit after it has been issued by the Secretary of the Army under section 404 of such Act.

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 13 (1 Democrat, 12 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 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.)

Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to remove the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 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 once the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for the discharge.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 361.
June 20, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-485.
April 9, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 19.
April 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 9, 2014 Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
Feb. 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation.