H. R. 836
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 26, 2013
Mr. Gary G. Miller of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Sunshine on Conflicts Act of
Approval by disinterested board members
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:
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.
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.