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Library of Congress Summary
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Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make grants to any State along the U.S.-Mexican border or to any designated entity for the construction of treatment works to serve U.S. colonias or for connecting colonia residents to sewer collection systems and making plumbing improvements to enable colonias to meet existing county or city code requirements. Defines "U.S. colonia" as any identifiable community that: (1) is in Arizona, California, New Mexico, or Texas; (2) is within 100 kilometers of the border between the United States and Mexico; (3) is determined to be a colonia on the basis of objective criteria, including lack of potable water or adequate sewage systems; (4) is in an unincorporated area and was in existence before January 1, 1990; and (5) includes a community within a standard metropolitan statistical area (MSA) that has a population exceeding one million but does not include the entire MSA. Provides for approval of construction plans by States under appropriate EPA standards. Authorizes appropriations.
House Republican Conference Summary
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House Democratic Caucus Summary
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