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S.491: Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 10 (8 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced March 7, 2013
Latest Major Action June 5, 2014
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Bill Summary

Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2013 or the BUILD Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to include among entities eligible for brownfields revitalization funding: (1) tax-exempt charitable organizations, (2) limited liability corporations in which all managing members or the sole members are tax-exempt charitable organizations, (3) limited partnerships in which all general partners are tax-exempt charitable organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are such organizations, or (4) qualified community development entities.

(Sec. 3) Requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a program to provide multipurpose grants to carry out inventory, characterization, assessment, planning, or remediation activities at brownfield sites.

(Sec. 4) Revises the brownfield site characterization and assessment grant program to permit a ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 5, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 416.
June 5, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer with amendments. With written report No. 113-186.
April 3, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
March 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.