Text of the Clean Water Protection Act

This bill was introduced on May 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 6, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1837


May 6, 2013

(for himself,Mr. Reichert,Mr. Yarmuth,Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California,Ms. Slaughter,Mr. Holt,Mr. Sarbanes,Mr. Conyers,Mr. Capuano,Mrs. Davis of California,Mr. Van Hollen,Mr. Fitzpatrick,Mr. Smith of Washington,Mr. Waxman,Mr. Honda,Mr. Moran,Mr. Price of North Carolina,Ms. Norton,Mr. Tierney,Mr. Rangel,Ms. Edwards,Mr. Himes,Ms. Pingree of Maine,Ms. Castor of Florida,Mr. Scott of Virginia,Mr. Schiff,Mr. Courtney,Mr. Cummings,Ms. Tsongas,Mr. Nadler,Ms. Chu,Mr. Deutch,Mr. Johnson of Georgia,Mr. Ellison,Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas,Ms. McCollum,Mr. Lewis,Mr. Polis,Mr. Michaud,Mr. Grayson,Mr. Cooper,Mr. Lipinski,Mr. McDermott,Mr. Hastings of Florida,Ms. Eshoo, andMr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill material cannot be comprised of waste.


Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Clean Water Protection Act .


Definition of Fill Material

Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act(33 U.S.C. 1362)is amended by adding at the end the following:


Fill material

The termfill materialmeans any pollutant which replaces portions of the waters of the United States with dry land or which changes the bottom elevation of a water body for any purpose. The term does not include any pollutant discharged into the water primarily to dispose of waste.