H.R. 1734: Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015

Introduced:

Apr 13, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jul 22, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 22, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

David McKinley

Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 50 pages

Prognosis:

24% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals that are protective of human health and the environment.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Apr 13, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 15, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 22, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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