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Text of the Sunshine on Conflicts Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 836

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 26, 2013

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 clarify the requirement that permit applications for the discharge of pollutants be approved by disinterested board members, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sunshine on Conflicts Act of 2013 .

2.

Approval by disinterested board members

(a)

In general

Section 402(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(6)

Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, the Administrator shall issue a rule to prohibit any member of a board or body that approves permit applications or portions thereof from voting upon, or seeking to influence, the approval of any permit in which that member has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined in applicable State law.

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(b)

No force or effect of existing regulation

Section 123.25(c) of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, shall have no further force or effect after the earliest of the date on which a rule is issued under section 402(a)(6) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342(a)(6)) or the end of the 120-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this section.