S. 468 (112th): Mining Jobs Protection Act

Mar 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 960 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 08, 2011

Mitch McConnell
Senior Senator from Kentucky
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Mar 03, 2011
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 960 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 08, 2011

S. 1720 (Related)
Jobs Through Growth Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 18, 2011


This bill was introduced on March 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 03, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 03, 2011
Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the authority of the Administrator to disapprove specifications of disposal sites for the discharge of, dredged or fill material, and to clarify the procedure under which a higher review of specifications may be requested.


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11 cosponsors (11R) (show)

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Mining Jobs Protection Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to repeal provisions that require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consult with the Secretary of the Army before denying or restricting the use of specified areas as disposal sites for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.
Requires the Administrator to provide, within specified timeframes, to: (1) the Secretary notice of any concerns with respect to a specification for a disposal site proposed to be issued under a permit to discharge into navigable waters; and (2) the Secretary and permit applicants the reasons for any disapproval of permits.
Removes the Administrator's authority to prohibit the specification of any defined area as a disposal site:
(1) 60 days after the Administrator receives the proposed specification from the Secretary for review; and
(2) once the Secretary has issued a permit for dredged or fill material.
Authorizes the Secretary to reevaluate and reissue, or to elect not to reissue, a specification in any case in which, before the enactment of this Act, the Administrator disproved of a specification after it was issued by the Secretary.
Sets forth requirements that must be met before the Administrator or the head of another agency requests that a proposed permit for dredged or fill material receive a higher level of review by the Secretary.

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