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S.1006: Preserve the Waters of the United States Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Total Cosponsors 27 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 22, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Preserve the Waters of the United States Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from: (1) finalizing the proposed guidance described in the notice of availability and request for comments entitled "EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act"; or (2) using such guidance, or any substantially similar guidance, as the basis for any decision regarding the scope of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) or any rulemaking. Provides that the use of such guidance as the basis for any rule shall be grounds for vacation of such rule.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.