H. R. 6093
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 10, 2012
Mr. Smith of Nebraska introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To establish a moratorium on aerial surveillance conducted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
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.).
In this section, the term aerial surveillance means any surveillance from the air, including—
surveillance conducted from fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, drones, or remote controlled aircraft; or
the use of aerial or satellite images, regardless of whether the images are publicly available.