IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 25, 2009
Mr. Cardin (for himself and Mr. Alexander) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to include a definition of fill material.
This Act may be cited as the
Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:
The term fill material means any pollutant that—
replaces a portion of the waters of the United States with dry land; or
modifies the bottom elevation of a body of water for any purpose.
The term fill material does not include—
the disposal of excess spoil material (as described in section 515(b)(22) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (30 U.S.C. 1265(b)(22))) in waters of the United States; or
trash or garbage.