H.R. 4278 (112th): Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 28, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4278

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 28, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Altmire) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to permit requirements for dredged or fill material.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2012.

2.

Permits for dredged or fill material

Section 404(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(f)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the discharge and inserting The discharge; and

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking having as its purpose bringing an area of the navigable waters into a use to which it was not previously subject, where the flow or circulation of navigable waters may be impaired or the reach of such waters be reduced, and inserting having as its purpose bringing an area into a use not described in paragraph (1).