H. R. 3434
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 31, 2015
Mr. Hurt of Virginia (for himself, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Forbes, Mrs. Comstock, and Mr. Hanna) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the guidelines for specification of certain disposal sites for dredged or fill material.
This Act may be cited as the
Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act of 2015.
Guidelines for specification of certain disposal sites
Section 404(b) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence:
Such guidelines may not prohibit the specification of a site due to the lack of a final site plan resulting from the lack of an identified end user or industry or industrial classification for the site when determining whether there is a practicable alternative to a proposed discharge that would result in less adverse impact on the aquatic ecosystem..