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Text of the Brownfields Reauthorization Act of 2008

This bill was introduced on February 12, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 12, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5336

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 12, 2008

(for herself and Mr. Oberstar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to authorize funding for brownfields revitalization activities and State response programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Brownfields Reauthorization Act of 2008.

2.

Brownfields revitalization funding

Section 104(k) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9604(k)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (7)(D) by inserting and every 4 years thereafter, after subsection,; and

(2)

by striking paragraph (12) and inserting the following:

(12)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection $350,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012.

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3.

State response programs

Section 128(a)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9628(a)(3)) is amended by striking 2006 and inserting 2012.

4.

Ranking of brownfield grant applications

Section 104(k)(5)(C) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9604(k)(5)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(xi)

The extent to which the grant would implement green building standards, including the use of energy efficient building standards.

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5.

Brownfields and emergency response training funds

(a)

Grants

Section 126(g) of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (29 U.S.C. 9660a) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

by inserting may be made under this subsection after Grants; and

(B)

by striking related to and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following:

related to—

(A)

hazardous waste removal or containment or emergency response;

(B)

brownfields site characterization, assessment, or remediation; or

(C)

emergency response, rescue, recovery, or cleanup in connection with a natural or intentional disaster.

; and

(2)

in paragraph (3) by striking hazardous waste removal and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting activities authorized under paragraph (1)..

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 111(c)(12) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9611(c)(12)) is amended by striking do not exceed and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting do not exceed $60,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012..