H.Res. 315: H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 232-188 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 224-191 on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

MANAGERS: Hastings/Burgess

113th Congress
1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 315

Report No. 113-174

 

 

H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013

H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 2218.
  1. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  1. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  1. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report. 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.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report.
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Structured rule for H.R. 1582.
  1. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  1. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-19 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  1. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report. 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.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the report.
  1. 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. 2218) to amend subtitleD of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment. 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 Energy and Commerce. Mter 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 Energy and Commerce 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 part A of 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.

Sec. 2. 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. 1582) to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy. 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 Energy and Commerce. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-19. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part B of 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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 TO H.R. 2218 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Connolly (VA)

#4

(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.

(10 minutes)

2. Waxman (CA)

#6

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

(10 minutes)

3. Tonko (NY)

#7

(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.

 

(10 minutes)

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R.1582 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Waxman (CA)

#10

(LATE) Strikes section 2 ofthe bill, which allows DOE to effectively veto EPA rules.

(10 minutes)

2. Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#4

Eliminates redundant Department of Energy oversight and analysis.

(10 minutes)

3. Connolly (VA), Kildee (MI)

#7

Prevents Sec. 2 of the bill from applying to rules related to protecting air and water quality.

(10 minutes)

4. Woodall (GA)

#1

(REVISED) Requires EPA to make publicly available all data and documents relied upon by the Agency to develop estimates under the bill.

(10 minutes)

5. Culberson (TX), Hunter (CA)

#2

Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using the "social cost of carbon" formula in its benefits assessment of any energy-related rule that is estimated to cost more than $1 billion until the EPA promulgates a final rule on the social cost of carbon.

(10 minutes)

6. Murphy, Tim (PA)

#12

(LATE) Prohibits the EPA from using the "social cost of carbon" valuation affected by this bill.

(10 minutes)