S 870

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 870

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify oil and hazardous substance liability, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 3, 2011

Mr. TESTER 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 modify oil and hazardous substance liability, and for other purposes.

    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 `Pollution Accountability Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE LIABILITY.

    Section 311(b)(7) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(7)) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting `, whichever amount is higher' before the period at the end; and

      (2) in subparagraph (D), by inserting `, whichever amount is higher' before the period at the end.

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