S. 1729 (112th): A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 to clarify that manure is not considered a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant under that Act.

Introduced:
Oct 18, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roy Blunt
Junior Senator from Missouri
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Oct 18, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2997 (Related)
Superfund Common Sense Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Oct 18, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 18, 2011
 
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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6R) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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10/18/2011--Introduced.
Amends the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to exclude manure from the definition of "hazardous substance" and "pollutant or contaminant" for purposes of such Act. Defines "manure" to mean:
(1) digestive emissions, feces, urine, urea and other excrement from livestock;
(2) any associated bedding, compost, raw materials or other materials commingled with such excrement from livestock;
(3) any process water associated with such items; and
(4) any byproducts, constituents, or substances contained in, or originating from, such items or any emissions relating to such items.
Amends the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 to exempt from notification requirements applicable to releases from facilities of hazardous substances any release associated with manure as defined under CERCLA.

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