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Text of the Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on June 28, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 28, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2581

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 28, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Costa, and Mr. Michaud) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to permit requirements for dredged or fill material.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2013 .

2.

Permits for dredged or fill material

Section 404(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act ( 33 U.S.C. 1344(f) ) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the discharge and inserting The discharge; and

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking having as its purpose bringing an area of the navigable waters into a use to which it was not previously subject, where the flow or circulation of navigable waters may be impaired or the reach of such waters be reduced, and inserting having as its purpose bringing an area into a use not described in paragraph (1) .