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H.R. 1375 (112th): Clean Water Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 5, 2011 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1375


April 5, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Reichert, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Kissell, Mr. Berman, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Olver, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Stark, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Levin, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Speier, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Shuler, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Polis, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Honda, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Moran, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Ackerman, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Filner, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Crowley, and Mr. Chandler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.


Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Clean Water Protection Act.


Definition of Fill Material

Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:


Fill material

The term fill material means any pollutant which replaces portions of the waters of the United States with dry land or which changes the bottom elevation of a water body for any purpose. The term does not include any pollutant discharged into the water primarily to dispose of waste.