S. 496: Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act

Introduced:
Mar 07, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Mark Pryor
Senior Senator from Arkansas
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 07, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 3559 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2012

H.R. 311 (Related)
Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 11, 2014

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 7, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 07, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 07, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% 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]

 
Full Title

A bill 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
11 cosponsors (9R, 2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/7/2013--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 reportable oil discharge history; 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 reportable oil discharge history of oil.
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 reportable oil discharge history.
Excludes from the aggregate storage capacity of a farm all containers on separate parcels that have a capacity of less than 1,320 gallons.

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