H.R. 4209 (110th): To authorize the voluntary purchase of certain properties in Treece, Kansas endangered by the Cherokee County National ...

...Priorities List Site, and for other purposes.

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Nov 15, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4209

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 15, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To authorize the voluntary purchase of certain properties in Treece, Kansas endangered by the Cherokee County National Priorities List Site, and for other purposes.

1.

Environmental Protection Agency Authority

(a)

Authorization of funding

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall provide to the State of Kansas in fiscal year 2009, not more than $6,000,000 to be used by the State as provided in subsection (b).

(b)

Use of funds by State

The State of Kansas shall deposit the amounts received under this Act in the fund established under Kansas House Bill 2168 (2007) entitled An Act concerning certain communities within superfund sites; providing for relocation and other assistance. and enacted on July 13, 2007 (2007 Kan. Sess. Laws 17) and shall expend such amounts in accordance with the provisions of that bill for the purpose of purchasing (with the consent of the owners thereof) the following properties and providing relocation assistance to the residents of such properties:

(1)

Properties in Treece, Kansas, that are in danger of being destroyed by subsidence relating to the Cherokee County National Priorities List Site that may endanger the health of the occupants of those properties.

(2)

Residential properties of water customers of Picher, Oklahoma, residing in or near Treece, Kansas.

(c)

Limitation

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) shall not apply to the use of funds in accordance with this Act.