S 272

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 272

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify and confirm the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict the use of defined areas as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged or fill material.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2011

Mr. MANCHIN (for himself, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Ms. MURKOWSKI, Mr. WICKER, Mr. BOOZMAN, Ms. LANDRIEU, Mr. HOEVEN, and Mr. PORTMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify and confirm the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict the use of defined areas as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged or fill material.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `EPA Fair Play Act'.

SEC. 2. PERMITS FOR DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL.

    (a) In General- Section 404(c) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(c)) is amended in the first sentence by striking `The Administrator' and inserting `Until such time as a permit under this section has been issued by the Secretary, the Administrator'.

    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) takes effect on October 18, 1972.

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