S. 854 (111th): Clean Water Affordability Act

Introduced:
Apr 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
George Voinovich
Senator from Ohio
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 22, 2009
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 3443 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 22, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 22, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to update a program to provide assistance for the planning, design, and construction of treatment works to intercept, transport, control, or treat municipal combined sewer overflows and sanitary sewer overflows, and to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to update certain guidance used to develop and determine the financial capability of communities to implement clean water infrastructure programs.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/22/2009--Introduced.
Clean Water Affordability Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make grants to states for the purpose of providing grants to local or regional authorities or municipalities for use in planning, designing, and constructing treatment works to intercept, transport, control, or treat municipal combined sewer overflows and sanitary sewer overflows and municipalities for such purposes.
Requires states or the Administrator to give priority to financially distressed communities.
Requires the Administrator, no later than December 31, 2010 (currently, 2003) and periodically thereafter, to report to Congress on recommended funding levels for sewer overflow control grants.
Requires the Administrator to update the guidance entitled "Combined Sewer Overflows -- Guidance for Financial Capability Assessment and Schedule Development" dated February 1997, to ensure that the evaluations by the Administrator of financial capability assessment and schedule development meet specified criteria, including criteria used in assessing financial capability of a community to make investments necessary to make water quality-related improvements and in implementing water quality-related improvements.
Requires such updated guidance to indicate that it is appropriate for the reconsideration and modification of financial capability determinations and implementation schedules to be based on such criteria.

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