About the bill
The Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Act of 2015 would outline minimum requirements for state-run permit programs on the management and disposal of coal ash. The bill would grant the Environmental Protection Agency with the authority to check that state permit programs meet the minimum requirements for safe disposal of ash, but otherwise allows state discretion over permits. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association released this statement expressing appreciation of the codified designation of coal ash as non-hazardous. The bill has been passed in the House by a vote of 258-166 with 239 Republicans and 19 Democrats voting in favor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 50 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
44 Cosponsors (40 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Guthrie Supports Bill to Recycle, Reduce Coal Ash Waste”
— Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2015
H.R. 1734 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1734. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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