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S.1961: Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection 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 Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 27, 2014
Latest Major Action July 31, 2014
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Bill Summary

Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or each state exercising primary enforcement responsibility for public water systems to establish within two years a state chemical storage tank surface water protection program for chemicals identified as a hazardous substance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), subject to emergency planning or reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, or defined as a contaminant under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Includes within the program bulk storage tanks that contain chemicals that if released could pose a risk of harm to a public water system. Excludes from the program a tank or container that is subject to regulations to prevent discharges of oil and hazardous substances under the National Response System of the Federal Water Po...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 524.
July 31, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-238.
April 3, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
March 6, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held.
Feb. 4, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. Hearings held.
Jan. 27, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.