H. Res. 347: H.R. 2018 - Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 250-171 on Wednesday, June 13, 2011.

MANAGERS: Bishop/Polis

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 347

[Report No. 112-144]

 

 

H.R. 2018 - Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

3. Waives all point.s of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the· resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee. report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2018) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the ·House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the· Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Summary of Amendments Proposed to be Made in Order

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Jackson Lee (TX)

#7 (REVISED) Would strike all after the enacting clause.

(10 Minutes)

2.) Jackson Lee (TX)

#6 (REVISED) Would allow the EPA to continue to have the authority to set standards for NPDES Permit programs by striking section 2.

(10 Minutes)

3.) Capito (WV)

#1 (REVISED) Would require the EPA to analyze the impact  of certain covered actions on employment levels and economic activity and require public notice and a hearing in those instances where a covered action has more than a de minimis impact on employment or economic activity in any given state.

(10 Minutes)

4.) Hanabusa (HI)

#5 Wouldrequire the Administrator ofthe EPA to submit to Congress within one year and then annually thereafter, a report on any increase in waterborne pathogenic microorganisms (including protozoa, viruses, bacteria, and parasites), toxic chemicals, or toxic metals (such as lead and mercury) in waters regulated by a State under the
provisions of H.R. 2018, including any amendments to the bill.

(10 Minutes)

5.) Polis (CO)

#11 (LATE) Would exclude from this act permit holders who  are on the significant non-compliance list.

(10 Minutes)

6.) Connolly (VA)

#2 Would align federal funding with the scope of federal clean water regulations.

(10 Minutes)

7.) Deutch (FL)

#4 Would exempt the Everglades in the State of Florida from the provisions of the underlying bill.

(10 Minutes)

8.) Cohen (TN)

#8 Would clarify that nothing in the bill can limit the EPA  Administrator's authority to regulate a pipeline that crosses a streambed.

(10 Minutes)

9.) Markey, Edward (MA), DeFazio (OR)

#12 (LATE) Would exclude froin coverage under the. bill, any waters that EPA determines provide flood protection for communities, are a valuable fish and wildlife habitat that provide benefits to the economy, or are coastal recreational waters.

(10 Minutes)

10.) Carnahan (MO)

#10 (LATE) Would restrict the application of the bill if a major disaster had been declared in the area due to flooding within the last five years, or the waters in question had contributed to such a declaration.

(10 Minutes)