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S.864: Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 20 (12 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced May 6, 2013
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act - Calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prioritize the types of technical assistance to enable small public water systems to comply with national primary drinking water regulations that are the most beneficial to small and rural communities, based on their input.

Amends the Safe Drinking Water Act to: (1) authorize appropriations to the Administrator of EPA for FY2014-FY2019 for such assistance; and (2) allow the Administrator to use such funds to provide grants or cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations that provide to small public water systems onsite technical assistance, circuit-rider and multistate regional technical assistance programs, onsite and regional training, assistance with implementing source water protection plans, and assistance with implementing monitoring plans, rules, regulations, and water security enhancements. Directs the Administrator to give preference to n...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 340.
April 1, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-142.
Feb. 6, 2014 Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 6, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.