S. 2080 (110th): Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act

Sep 20, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
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Last Updated
Sep 24, 2008
18 pages
Related Bills
S. 937 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 2009

H.R. 2452 (Related)
Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 23, 2008


This bill was introduced on September 17, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 20, 2007
Referred to Committee Sep 20, 2007
Reported by Committee Sep 17, 2008
Full Title

A bill 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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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

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9/24/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require owners or operators of publicly owned sewage treatment works to:
(1) institute a monitoring program that alerts such owners or operators of sewer overflows;
(2) notify the public of such overflows within 24 hours in areas where human health is potentially affected;
(3) immediately notify public health authorities and other affected entities in the case of overflows that may imminently and substantially endanger public health; and
(4) make specified reports on overflows, including the number of overflows in a calendar year, to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state.
Requires each state to provide the Administrator an annual summary of sewer overflows.
Authorizes a state to submit evidence to the Administrator that it has in place a legally enforceable sewage overflow notification program that is substantially equivalent to the notification requirements of this Act. Sets forth factors for determining substantial equivalency.
Authorizes funding from state water pollution control revolving funds to carry out the monitoring of sewer overflows.

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