H R 2018 in Congressional Session 112

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 2018

 

Title : Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
7/13/2011--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries) Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 -

(Sec. 2)

Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from: (1) promulgating a revised or new water quality standard for a pollutant when the Administrator has approved a state water quality standard for such pollutant unless the state concurs with the Administrator's determination that the revised or new standard is necessary to meet the requirements of such Act; (2) taking action to supersede a state's determination that a discharge will comply with effluent limitations, water quality standards, controls on the discharge of pollutants, and toxic and pretreatment effluent standards under such Act; (3) withdrawing approval of a state program under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), limiting federal financial assistance for a state NPDES program, or objecting to the issuance of a NPDES permit by a state on the basis that the Administrator disagrees with the state regarding the implementation of an approved water quality standard or the implementation of any federal guidance that directs the interpretation of such standard; and (4) prohibiting the specification of any defined area as a disposal site for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters and denying or restricting the use of such area as a disposal site in a permit if the state where the discharge originates does not concur with the Administrator's determination that the discharge will result in an unacceptable adverse effect on municipal water supplies, shellfish beds, and fishery areas.

(Sec. 4)

Shortens the period in which the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service must submit comments with respect to a general dredge and fill permit application. Requires the Administrator and other agencies to submit comments on an application for a general permit or a permit to discharge into navigable waters at specified disposal sites within 30 days (or 60 days if additional time is requested) after the date of receipt of such application.

(Sec. 5)

Applies this Act to actions taken on or after this Act's date of enactment, including actions taken with respect to permit applications that are pending or revised or new standards that are being promulgated.

(Sec. 6)

Requires the Administrator to report on any increase or reduction 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 this Act.

(Sec. 7)

Prohibits this Act from being construed to limit the authority of the Administrator to regulate a pipeline that crosses a streambed.

(Sec. 8)

Requires the Administrator, before issuing a regulation, policy statement, guidance, response to a petition, or other requirement or implementing a new or substantially altered program under this Act, to analyze the impact, disaggregated by state, of such action on employment levels and economic activity. Directs the Administrator to: (1) post such analysis on EPA's website; (2) request that the governor of any state experiencing more than a de minimis negative impact on employment levels or economic activity (a loss of more than 100 jobs or a decrease in economic activity of more than $1 million) post such analysis in the state's Capitol; (3) hold a public hearing in each state where such action will have more than a de minimis negative impact; and (4) give notice of such impact to states' congressional delegations, governors, and legislatures.

Votes

Title : Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
5732011-07-13On Passage To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the States water quality standards, and for other purposesP
5722011-07-13On Motion to Recommit with Instructions To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the States water quality standards, and for other purposesF
5712011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 1F
5702011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Carnahan of Missouri Amendment No. 10F
5692011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Blumenauer of Oregon Amendment No. 9F
5682011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Connolly of Virginia Amendment No. 6F
5672011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Polis of Colorado Amendment No. 5F
5662011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Capito of West Virginia Amendment No. 3A
5652011-07-13On Agreeing to the Amendment Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 2F

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 2018
 
Bill Number : H R 2018

Title : Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011

Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 5/26/2011)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 5/26/2011
Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] - 7/7/2011
Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11] - 5/26/2011
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 6/3/2011
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] - 6/21/2011
Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] - 5/26/2011
Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] - 5/26/2011
Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] - 5/26/2011
Rep Cravaack, Chip [MN-8] - 5/27/2011
Rep Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [AR-1] - 5/26/2011
Rep Critz, Mark S. [PA-12] - 5/26/2011
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 5/26/2011
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 7/8/2011
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] - 5/27/2011
Rep Gibbs, Bob [OH-18] - 5/26/2011
Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] - 5/26/2011
Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] - 6/15/2011
Rep Guinta, Frank C. [NH-1] - 5/31/2011
Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] - 6/21/2011
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 5/26/2011
Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] - 6/22/2011
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] - 5/26/2011
Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6] - 5/27/2011
Rep Landry, Jeffrey M. [LA-3] - 5/26/2011
Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] - 5/27/2011
Rep Long, Billy [MO-7] - 6/15/2011
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] - 6/21/2011
Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] - 5/31/2011
Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] - 5/26/2011
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] - 6/24/2011
Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] - 6/21/2011
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] - 5/26/2011
Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] - 7/6/2011
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 5/26/2011
Rep Schmidt, Jean [OH-2] - 5/26/2011
Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] - 5/26/2011
Rep Southerland, Steve [FL-2] - 6/21/2011
Rep Walsh, Joe [IL-8] - 7/7/2011
Rep Young, Don [AK] - 5/26/2011

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 2018

Title : Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011

 
MAJOR ACTIONS:
 
5/26/2011 Introduced in House
 
7/8/2011 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 112-139.
 
7/13/2011 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 184 (Roll no. 573).
 
7/18/2011 Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 103.

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
5/26/2011:Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
 
5/27/2011:Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
 
6/22/2011:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
6/22/2011:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 35 - 19.
 
6/22/2011:Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Discharged.
 
7/8/2011 12:34pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 112-139.
 
7/8/2011 12:34pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 88.
 
7/12/2011 6:55pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 347 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2018 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.
 
7/13/2011 2:28pm:Rule H. Res. 347 passed House.
 
7/13/2011 2:28pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 347. (consideration: CR H4963-4987)
 
7/13/2011 2:28pm:Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2018 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.
 
7/13/2011 2:28pm:House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 347 and Rule XVIII.
 
7/13/2011 2:28pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
7/13/2011 2:28pm:GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2018.
 
7/13/2011 3:19pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 1.
 
7/13/2011 3:25pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gibbs demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
7/13/2011 3:25pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 2.
 
7/13/2011 3:31pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
7/13/2011 3:32pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capito amendment.
 
7/13/2011 3:44pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capito amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
7/13/2011 3:45pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hanabusa amendment.
 
7/13/2011 3:51pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment.
 
7/13/2011 3:58pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gibbs demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
7/13/2011 3:59pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment.
 
7/13/2011 4:05pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Connolly (VA) amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Connolly (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/13/2011 4:06pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment No. 8.
 
7/13/2011 4:11pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 9.
 
7/13/2011 4:20pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blumenauer amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/13/2011 4:21pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carnahan amendment No. 10.
 
7/13/2011 4:25pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carnahan amendment No. 10, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carnahan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/13/2011 4:25pm:Mr. Gibbs moved that the Committee now rise.
 
7/13/2011 4:25pm:On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
7/13/2011 4:26pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2018 as unfinished business.
 
7/13/2011 5:20pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4987-4995)
 
7/13/2011 5:20pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
7/13/2011 5:21pm:UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
 
7/13/2011 6:21pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2018.
 
7/13/2011 6:22pm:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H4992)
 
7/13/2011 6:22pm:The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H4974-4975)
 
7/13/2011 6:23pm:Mr. McNerney moved to recommit with instructions to Transportation. (consideration: CR H4992; text: CR H4992)
 
7/13/2011 6:23pm:Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to retain EPA's authority to set water pollution standards and review permits when pollutants are being discharged into waters that are a source of public drinking water.
 
7/13/2011 6:31pm:The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4994)
 
7/13/2011 6:48pm:On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 238 (Roll no. 572). (consideration: CR H4994)
 
7/13/2011 6:55pm:On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 239 - 184 (Roll no. 573).
 
7/13/2011 6:55pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
7/14/2011:Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
 
7/18/2011:Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 103.