Summary of Amendments Submitted to H.R. 720 - Water Quality Financing Act of 2007

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Mar 8, 2007 12:30 PM

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Baker (LA)

#6

The amendment provides an exemption to projects that are less than $1 million for communities of less than 25,000 in population from having to comply with Davis-Bacon.

Baker (LA)

#7

The amendment exempts small or minority-owned businesses from having to comply with Davis-Bacon prevailing wage requirements.

Baker (LA)/King, Steve (IA)

#14

The amendment would strike the Davis-Bacon section of the bill.

Boustany (LA)

#8

The amendment exempts small and disadvantaged communities from having to comply with Davis-Bacon prevailing wage laws.

Boustany (LA)

#19

The amendment allows municipalities to opt out of paying prevailing wages as required by Davis-Bacon.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#4

This amendment would authorize funds to create a program to provide grants to states and municipalities to upgrade eligible wastewater treatment facilities with nutrient removal technologies.

Duncan (TN)

 

#9

The amendment would return Davis-Bacon coverage to its intent as established by the 1987 authorization of the Clean Water Act. It strikes the provision applying Davis-Bacon requirements to assistance under state revolving funds and specifies that it will only apply to funds directly made available by capitalization grants.  

Hall, John (NY)/Blumenauer (OR)

#11

The amendment requires that states, in the development of their priority list under section 606(g) of the Clean Water Act, consider whether the project or activity proposed for funding would first address the repair and replacement of existing wastewater infrastructure.

Hirono (HI)

#15

The amendment would authorize technical assistance and grants for the development of integrated water resource plans.

King, Steve (IA)

#20

(LATE)  (WITHDRAWN) The amendment repeals Davis-Bacon.

King, Steve (IA)

#21

(LATE)  The amendment raises the threshold from $2,000 to $1,000,000 of the estimated cost of construction before Davis-Bacon provisions in this bill apply to water projects.

King, Steve (IA)

#22

(LATE)  The amendment exempts small businesses under 50 employees and within 75 miles of the worksite from the Davis Bacon provision in this act.

King, Steve (IA)

#24

(LATE)  The amendment repeals Davis Bacon from the Federal Water and Pollution Control Act.

Kirk (IL)

 

#23

(LATE)  This amendment quadruples the current penalty for dumping sewage into the Great Lakes to $100,000 per violation per day.  The amendment also establishes a Great Lakes Clean-Up Fund within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, and directs the sewage dumping penalties into this new fund to be spent on wastewater treatment options.  These provisions become effective January 1, 2027.

Miller, Gary (CA)

 

#3

This amendment directs the GAO to commence a study of prevailing wage requirements and the implementation of such requirements.  The study shall include an analysis of whether and how prevailing wage requirements impact business entities of various sizes and compositions, the total cost of wastewater infrastructure construction projects, and an analysis and comparison of costs of projects subject to prevailing wage requirements with projects that are not subject to such requirements.

Miller, Gary (CA)

#10

(WITHDRAWN) The amendment requires a study regarding the impact of Davis-Bacon application on the SRF Program.  The study shall include an analysis of whether and how prevailing wage requirements impact business entities of various sizes and compositions, the total cost of wastewater infrastructure construction projects, and an analysis and comparison of costs of projects subject to prevailing wage requirements with projects that are not subject to such requirements.

Oberstar (MN)

#16

Manager's Amendment.  The manager's amendment: clarifies the types of activities that can be undertaken to address stormwater issues; provides clarification of the types of innovative and alternative processes, materials, techniques, and technologies that should be considered for additional subsidization; reauthorizes an existing Environmental Protection Agency program that collects and disseminates information on alternative wastewater treatment technologies and processes; makes other technical changes.

Platts (PA)

 

#2

The amendment would extend the application of the full-and-open competition requirements of Title II of the Clean Water Act, found at Title 33, Section 1284(a)(6) of the United States Code, to bid specifications for projects funded in whole or in part with monies provided through the State Revolving Funds.

Price, Tom (GA)

#5

The amendment requires all spending in the bill to be offset with decreases in spending. 

Shadegg (AZ)

#12

The amendment would apply the EPA-designed needs-based formula developed in accordance with the base bill to all funds appropriated for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund beginning in FY2010. 

Shadegg (AZ)

#13

The amendment would suspend the bill's Davis-Bacon wage requirements for states whose share of national Clean Water State Revolving Fund appropriations is less than the state's share of the national clean water infrastructure needs, as determined by the most recent EPA Clean Watersheds Needs Survey.

Stupak (MI)

#17

The amendment would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the State Department and Canadian government, to study wastewater treatment facilities that discharge into the Great Lakes and provide recommendations to improve monitoring, information sharing, and cooperation between the US and Canada. The amendment would also require the EPA to consult with the International Joint Commission, the bi-national organization created to protect the boundary waters between the and .

Whitfield (KY)

#18

The amendment establishes a two-year pilot program to test under normal weather conditions what an extended summer pool lake level would mean to enhanced boating safety, recreation, navigation, fishing, and tourism activities, while also enabling us to gauge the economic impact of longer and higher water levels.

Wu (OR)

#1

The amendment would allow any municipality or municipal entity to develop and implement sustainable stormwater management projects, such as bioswales, from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Funds.