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H.R. 6093 (112th): To establish a moratorium on aerial surveillance conducted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 10, 2012 (Introduced).


I

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6093

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 10, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To establish a moratorium on aerial surveillance conducted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

1.

Moratorium

(a)

In general

During the 1-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may not conduct aerial surveillance in exercising any authority under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.).

(b)

Definition

In this section, the term aerial surveillance means any surveillance from the air, including—

(1)

surveillance conducted from fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, drones, or remote controlled aircraft; or

(2)

the use of aerial or satellite images, regardless of whether the images are publicly available.