S. 1006: Preserve the Waters of the United States Act

Introduced:
May 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
John Barrasso
Junior Senator from Wyoming
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 22, 2013
Length
2 pages
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Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 22, 2013
Referred to Committee May 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

5% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
 
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5/22/2013--Introduced.
Preserve the Waters of the United States Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from:
(1) finalizing the proposed guidance described in the notice of availability and request for comments entitled "EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act"; or
(2) using such guidance, or any substantially similar guidance, as the basis for any decision regarding the scope of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) or any rulemaking.
Provides that the use of such guidance as the basis for any rule shall be grounds for vacation of such rule.

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