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H.R. 6285 (111th): To prohibit the importation into the United States of paper products that are not manufactured in accordance with requirements that are at least as stringent as the requirements under the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

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9/29/2010--Introduced. Prohibits importing or delivering for importation into the United States any paper product if: (1) its labeling does not include an official certification that it was manufactured in accordance with air and water pollution requirements that are at least as stringent as those under the Clean Air Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act), respectively; or (2) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that it was not manufactured in accordance with such requirements.

Provides for a civil penalty of up to $10 million per transgression for violations. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Administrator to enforce this Act.