H.R. 311: Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship

Introduced:
Jan 18, 2013
Status:
Passed House
Prognosis
25% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Eric “Rick” Crawford
Representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2014
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 496 (Related)
Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 07, 2013

 
Status

This bill passed in the House on March 11, 2014 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Progress
Introduced Jan 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 18, 2013
Reported by Committee Oct 29, 2013
On House Schedule Mar 07, 2014
Passed House Mar 11, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

25% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.

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Cosponsors
73 cosponsors (68R, 5D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/18/2013--Introduced.
Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act or the FUELS Act - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to any farm, to require certification of compliance with such rule by:
(1) a professional engineer for a farm with an individual tank with an aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons, an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of at least 42,000 gallons, or a history that includes a spill, as determined by the Administrator; or
(2) the owner or operator of the farm (via self-certification) for a farm with an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons but less than 42,000 gallons and no history of spills.
Directs the Administrator to exempt from all requirements of such rule any farm with an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of 10,000 gallons or less and no history of spills.
Excludes from the aggregate storage capacity of a farm all containers on separate parcels that have a capacity that is less than 1,320 gallons.

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