H.R. 2905 (103rd): Coastal Cities Clean Water Initiative of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Aug 05, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 2905 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2905

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants to the cities of New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego, the county sanitation districts of Los Angeles County, the municipality of metropolitan Seattle, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for the construction of wastewater treatment works.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AUGUST 5, 1993

Mr. TUCKER (for himself, Mr. FILNER, Mr. NADLER, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Ms. CANTWELL, Mr. KREIDLER, Mr. HORN, and Mr. BERMAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation


A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants to the cities of New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego, the county sanitation districts of Los Angeles County, the municipality of metropolitan Seattle, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for the construction of wastewater treatment works.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Coastal Cities Clean Water Initiative of 1993’.

SEC. 2. COASTAL CITIES WASTEWATER TREATMENT GRANTS.

    Title V of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1361-1377) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating section 519 as section 520; and

      (2) by inserting after section 518 the following new section:

‘SEC. 519. COASTAL CITIES WASTEWATER TREATMENT GRANTS.

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- The Administrator shall make grants to the cities of New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, and San Diego, California, the county sanitation districts of Los Angeles County, California, the municipality of metropolitan Seattle, Washington, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for constructing wastewater treatment works for the areas served by each such entity.

    ‘(b) APPORTIONMENT- For each fiscal year, the grants under this section shall be apportioned as follows: the city of New York, $70,000,000; the city of Los Angeles, $50,000,000; the city of San Diego, $40,000,000; the county sanitation districts of Los Angeles County, $50,000,000; the municipality of metropolitan Seattle, $35,000,000; and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, $100,000,000.

    ‘(c) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of a project under subsection (a) shall not exceed 75 percent of the cost of construction of the wastewater treatment works. The non-Federal share may be satisfied by any combination of public or private funds or in-kind services.

    ‘(d) LIMITATION- No funds appropriated to carry out this section shall be used to expand the capacity of the North River Waste Water Treatment Plant located in New York, New York.

    ‘(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $345,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, $345,000,000 for fiscal year 1995, and $345,000,000 for fiscal year 1996.

      ‘(2) SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS- Funds made available under paragraph (1) shall be used to supplement and not to supplant other amounts made available under titles II and VI of this Act.’.