H. R. 1837
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 6, 2013
Mr. Pallone(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.
This Act may be cited as the
Clean Water Protection
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:
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.