H.Res. 229: H.R. 720 – Water Quality Financing Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Thursday March 8, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 229-179 on Friday March 9, 2007.

MANAGERS: CASTOR/SESSIONS

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 229

[Report No. 110-36]

 

 

H.R. 720 – Water Quality Financing Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.  The bill as amended shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment and shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill as amended.
  6. No further amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. Provides that the further amendments made in order in Part B 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.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI.
  9. 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. 720) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for State water pollution control revolving funds, 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman 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.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.  Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules.  Each further 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 further amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted.  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.

 

PART A

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Oberstar (MN)  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.

 

TEXT OF PART A

Oberstar (MN)

PART B

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE ORDER

1. Stupak (MI) 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 U.S. and Canada. – 10 minutes

2. Baker (LA)/King, Steve (IA) The amendment would strike the Davis-Bacon section of the bill. – 10 minutes

3. Hall, John (NY)/Blumenauer (OR) 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. – 10 minutes

4. Platts (PA) 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.  – 10 minutes

5. Hirono (HI) The amendment would authorize technical assistance and grants for the development of integrated water resource plans. – 10 minutes

6. Whitfield (KY) 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. – 10 minutes

 

TEXT OF PART B

1. Stupak (MI)

2. Baker(LA)/King, Steve (IA)

3. Hall, John (NY)/Blumenauer (OR)

4. Platts (PA)

5. Hirono (HI)

6. Whitfield (KY)