Federal - S 692

A bill to provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and to require the revision of financial capability guidance.

Introduced

March 21, 2017

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A bill to provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and to require the revision of financial capability guidance.

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  • Oct. 10, 2017 — Received in the House and referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressional Record p. H7896, H7916

  • Oct. 5, 2017 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6374

  • Oct. 5, 2017 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6373-S6374

  • Oct. 5, 2017 — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee-reported substitute amendment, adopted by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6374

  • May 25, 2017 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 115-87Congressional Record p. S3210

  • May 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Donnelly, (D-Ind.)
  • April 5, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

    April 5, 2017 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Flexibility — Affordability Determination
      Carper, D-Del. —

    Amendment that would revise the calculation for defining community affordability to include only the affect on low income consumers by water infrastructure investments. It would strike language that would give priority consideration to municipalities that demonstrate affordability concerns regarding complying with Clean Water Act requirements for updates to water infrastructure projects.

    The amendment also would clarify that a state may revise a water quality standard after a use attainability analysis in effect on the date of the bill's enactment and any successor regulations.

    Amendment that would revise the calculation for defining community affordability to include only the affect on low income consumers by water infrastructure investments. It would strike language that would give priority consideration to municipalities that demonstrate affordability concerns regarding complying with Clean Water Act requirements for updates to water infrastructure projects.

    The amendment also would clarify that a state may revise a water quality standard after a use attainability analysis in effect on the date of the bill's enactment and any successor regulations.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    April 5, 2017 — Committee Vote: Water Infrastructure Flexibility — Vote to Report

    Authorize the use of green infrastructure into integrated plan permits under the integrated municipal stormwater and wastewater planning approach framework issued by the EPA.

    The bill also would allow a state to revise a water quality standard after a use attainability analysis in effect on the date of enactment and any future regulations. As amended, it would clarify that a state may revise a water quality standard after a use attainability analysis in effect on the date of the bill's enactment and any successor regulations.

    It also would establish, within the EPA's Office of the Administrator, an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman to provide technical assistance to municipalities to comply with federal water pollution and safe drinking water laws and to provide information about available federal financial assistance.

    Authorize the use of green infrastructure into integrated plan permits under the integrated municipal stormwater and wastewater planning approach framework issued by the EPA.

    The bill also would allow a state to revise a water quality standard after a use attainability analysis in effect on the date of enactment and any future regulations. As amended, it would clarify that a state may revise a water quality standard after a use attainability analysis in effect on the date of the bill's enactment and any successor regulations.

    It also would establish, within the EPA's Office of the Administrator, an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman to provide technical assistance to municipalities to comply with federal water pollution and safe drinking water laws and to provide information about available federal financial assistance.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (as amended) by voice vote.
  • April 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)
  • March 28, 2017 — Subcommittee hearing held by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water.

  • March 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Inhofe, (R-Okla.)
  • March 21, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 6

    Blunt, (R-Mo.)Boozman, (R-Ark.)Cardin, (D-Md.)
    Booker, (D-N.J.)Brown, S. (D-Ohio)Portman, (R-Ohio)
  • March 21, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Environment and Public Works.Congressional Record p. S1891