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H.R. 4113 (113th): Community Water Enhancement Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 27, 2014 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4113

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 27, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to consider projects involving rural communities in the selection of alternative water source projects, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Community Water Enhancement Act of 2014 .

2.

Alternative water source projects

(a)

Selection of projects

Section 220(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act ( 33 U.S.C. 1300(d) ) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(4)

Participation of rural communities

In making grants under this section, the Administrator shall consider whether the project—

(A)

is located in an unincorporated rural community;

(B)

is located in an area that is served by a public water system with fewer than 3,000 connections or is located in an area with no public water system;

(C)

is located in an agricultural area with rural residences served by a public water system or by private wells; or

(D)

is not only a benefit to the rural community served by the project, but also a benefit to additional regional partners.

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(b)

Definition of alternative water source

Section 220(i)(1) of such Act ( 33 U.S.C. 1300(i)(1) ) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence—

(A)

by striking wastewater or and inserting wastewater,; and

(B)

by inserting before the period at the end the following: , or through conjunctively managing groundwater supplies by delivering surface water instead of groundwater; and

(2)

in the second sentence by inserting before the period at the end the following: unless the project requires such facilities to deliver the alternative water supply.

(c)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 220(j) of such Act ( 33 U.S.C. 1300(j) ) is amended by striking 2004 and inserting 2018 .