H.R. 2654 (103rd): To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt certain small landfills from the groundwater ...

...monitoring requirements contained in landfill regulations promulgated by the Agency.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Jul 15, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 2654 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2654

To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt certain small landfills from the groundwater monitoring requirements contained in landfill regulations promulgated by the Agency.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 15, 1993

Mr. SARPALIUS (for himself, Mr. ENGLISH of Oklahoma, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. EDWARDS of Texas, Mr. LAUGHLIN, Mr. ANDREWS of Texas, Mr. PETE GEREN of Texas, Mr. BROOKS, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. GLICKMAN, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. VOLKMER, Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. DOOLEY, Mr. ORTON, Mr. PENNY, Mr. HAYES, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. MCCURDY, Mr. SMITH of Oregon, Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. DORNAN, Mr. SKEEN, Mr. WILSON, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. WILLIAMS, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. STUMP, Mr. BONILLA, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. HUTTO, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, Mr. COLEMAN, and Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to exempt certain small landfills from the groundwater monitoring requirements contained in landfill regulations promulgated by the Agency.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SMALL LANDFILLS FROM GROUND WATER MONITORING REQUIREMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY LANDFILL REGULATIONS.

    Section 4010(c) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6949a(c)) is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘(1)’ before ‘Not later than March 31, 1988,’;

      (2) in the last sentence, by inserting ‘, except as provided in paragraph (2),’ before ‘ground water monitoring’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ‘(2)(A) The Administrator may exempt from the ground water monitoring requirement any facility--

      ‘(i) at which less than 20 tons of municipal solid waste is disposed of daily;

      ‘(ii) at which there is no evidence of existing ground water contamination from the facility; and

      ‘(iii) which serves a community--

        ‘(I) that experiences an annual interruption of at least 3 consecutive months of surface transportation that prevents access to a regional waste management facility; or

        ‘(II) that has no practicable waste management alternative and is in an area that receives 25 inches or less of precipitation annually.’.