Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jul 23, 2013 3:18 PM

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Christensen (VI), Butterfield (NC)


LATE Ensures that vulnerable populations are not adversely impacted by the coal combustion residuals permit program.

Connolly (VA)


REVISED Requires that the owner or operator of any structure that receives coal combustion residuals prepare an emergency action plan that identifies responsible parties and actions to be taken in the event of a leak or spill emergency.

Connolly (VA)


REVISED Requires States to update their certification documents with EPA and to include in those documents a State emergency action plan for responding to spills or leaks.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)


WITHDRAWN Provides an economic incentive to responsibly manage both active and inactive coal ash facilities so that environmental releases do not impact health or the environment.

Murphy, Tim (PA)


Prohibits the EPA from using the "social cost of carbon" valuation in its rulemakings.

Rush (IL)


LATE Provides federal enforcement authority so that if the EPA Administrator determines that a structure is in violation of a State coal combustion residuals permit program, and the State has not taken appropriate action to enforce such permit program with respect to such structure, the Administrator may inspect such structure and enforce the requirements of such permit program with respect to such structure

Schakowsky (IL)


REVISED States that nothing in bill will impact the authority of the EPA Administrator under the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act with respect to coal combustion residuals.

Tonko (NY)


LATE Requires the EPA Administrator to find a State coal combustion residual permit program deficient if the implementation of the program threatens human health or the environment in any other State. Any State may request that the EPA Administrator review another state’s coal combustion residuals permit program for deficiency.

Waxman (CA)


LATE Ensures that state permit programs are protective of human health and the environment.