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H.R. 5176 (103rd): Ocean Pollution Reduction Act


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 8, 1994 (Passed Congress).


H.R.5176

One Hundred Third Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

An Act

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to San Diego ocean discharge and waste water reclamation.

    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 ‘Ocean Pollution Reduction Act’.

SEC. 2. SAN DIEGO OCEAN DISCHARGE AND WASTE WATER RECLAMATION.

    Section 301(j) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1311(j)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1)(A) by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: ‘, and except as provided in paragraph (5)’; and

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

      ‘(5) EXTENSION OF APPLICATION DEADLINE-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- In the 180-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this paragraph, the city of San Diego, California, may apply for a modification pursuant to subsection (h) of the requirements of subsection (b)(1)(B) with respect to biological oxygen demand and total suspended solids in the effluent discharged into marine waters.

        ‘(B) APPLICATION- An application under this paragraph shall include a commitment by the applicant to implement a waste water reclamation program that, at a minimum, will--

          ‘(i) achieve a system capacity of 45,000,000 gallons of reclaimed waste water per day by January 1, 2010; and

          ‘(ii) result in a reduction in the quantity of suspended solids discharged by the applicant into the marine environment during the period of the modification.

        ‘(C) ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS- The Administrator may not grant a modification pursuant to an application submitted under this paragraph unless the Administrator determines that such modification will result in removal of not less than 58 percent of the biological oxygen demand (on an annual average) and not less than 80 percent of total suspended solids (on a monthly average) in the discharge to which the application applies.

        ‘(D) PRELIMINARY DECISION DEADLINE- The Administrator shall announce a preliminary decision on an application submitted under this paragraph not later than 1 year after the date the application is submitted.’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.