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H.R. 1548 (114th): BREATHE Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 23, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1548

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 23, 2015

(for himself, Ms. Bass, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Capuano, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Connolly, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Farr, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Honda, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Keating, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Langevin, Ms. Lee, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Meng, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Peters, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Takano, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Tsongas, and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Bringing Reductions to Energy’s Airborne Toxic Health Effects Act or the BREATHE Act.

2.

Repeal of exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources

Section 112(n) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(n)) is amended by striking paragraph (4).

3.

Hydrogen sulfide as a hazardous air pollutant

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall—

(1)

not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, issue a final rule adding hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants under section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(b)); and

(2)

not later than 365 days after a final rule under paragraph (1) is issued, revise the list under section 112(c) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(c)) to include categories and subcategories of major sources and area sources of hydrogen sulfide, including oil and gas wells.