H. R. 1340
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 1, 2011
Mr. Young of Florida (for himself and Mr. Bilirakis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to consumer confidence reports by community water systems.
This Act may be cited as the
End Unnecessary Costs Caused by Report
Mailing Act of 2011.
Consumer confidence reports by community water systems
Method of delivering report
Subparagraph (A) of section 1414(c)(4) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g–3(c)(4)) is amended—
(A), by striking
The Administrator, in consultation and
inserting the following:
The Administrator, in consultation
to mail to each customer and inserting
to provide in
accordance with the mailing requirement of clause (ii) or (iii), as applicable,
to each customer; and
by adding at the end the following:
Mailing requirement in case of violation of MCL
In the case of a community water system for which there has been a violation of the maximum contaminant level for any regulated contaminant during the year concerned, the regulations under clause (i) shall require each report to be mailed.
Mailing requirement absent any violation of MCL
In the case of a community water system for which there was no such violation during the year concerned, the regulations under clause (i) shall require the system to comply with one of the following (to be selected by the system):
Mail each report.
Make each report available on the system’s Web site and, upon request, by mail and provide notice in plain language (either by using customized message space on the customer’s bill or by enclosing a flier within the customer’s bill) that—
the system’s water has remained in compliance with the maximum contaminant level for each regulated contaminant during the year concerned; and
a consumer confidence report is available on the system’s Web site and, upon request, by mail.
Relation to other provisions
For purposes of subparagraphs (C) and (D), references to the mailing requirement of this subparagraph refer to the requirements of clauses (ii) and (iii).
Content of report
Clause (iii) of
section 1414(c)(4)(B) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C.
300g–3(c)(4)(B)) is amended by striking
(IV) for any regulated
and all that follows through the period at the end of the clause and inserting
(IV) for any regulated contaminant in such water system for which there
has been a violation of the maximum contaminant level during the year
concerned, the brief statement in plain language regarding the health concerns
that resulted in regulation of such contaminant (as provided by the
Administrator in regulations under subparagraph (A)), a description in plain
language of the specific contaminant measurements which caused the violation
and the possible effects on health and welfare, a description in plain language
of the actions being taken to correct the violation so as to be in compliance
with this Act, and a statement of the date by which compliance will be
Application; administrative actions
The amendments made by this section apply beginning on the day that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. Not later than such day, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall promulgate revised regulations and take such other actions as may be necessary to carry out the amendments made by this section.