H.R. 2215 (108th): Raw Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act

May 22, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Timothy Bishop
Representative for New York's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
May 22, 2003
7 pages
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H.R. 1720 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 20, 2005


This bill was introduced on May 22, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 22, 2003
Referred to Committee May 22, 2003
Full Title

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to ensure that sewage treatment plants monitor for and report discharges of raw sewage, and for other purposes.


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Raw Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct owners or operators of publicly-owned treatment works to institute an alert system for sanitary sewer overflow.
Requires that the public and the appropriate officials be notified as soon as practicable within 24 hours of the time the owner or operator becomes aware of the overflow.
Requires a written report on the overflow, including magnitude and cause, as well as measures taken to eliminate and prevent its recurrence.
States that owners or operators must report overflows on their monthly discharge monitoring report to either the State or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection, as appropriate.
Makes these alert systems eligible for assistance and authorizes funding.

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