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H.R. 897 (114th): Zika Vector Control Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 24, 2016 (Passed the House).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 897

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zika Vector Control Act.

2.

Use of authorized pesticides

Section 3(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136a(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(5)

Use of authorized pesticides

(A)

In general

Except as provided in section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Administrator or a State may not require a permit under such Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under this Act, or the residue of such a pesticide, resulting from the application of such pesticide.

(B)

Sunset

This paragraph shall cease to be effective on September 30, 2018.

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3.

Discharges of pesticides

Section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(s)

Discharges of pesticides

(1)

No permit requirement

Except as provided in paragraph (2), a permit shall not be required by the Administrator or a State under this Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, or the residue of such a pesticide, resulting from the application of such pesticide.

(2)

Exceptions

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the following discharges of a pesticide or pesticide residue:

(A)

A discharge resulting from the application of a pesticide in violation of a provision of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act that is relevant to protecting water quality, if—

(i)

the discharge would not have occurred but for the violation; or

(ii)

the amount of pesticide or pesticide residue in the discharge is greater than would have occurred without the violation.

(B)

Stormwater discharges subject to regulation under subsection (p).

(C)

The following discharges subject to regulation under this section:

(i)

Manufacturing or industrial effluent.

(ii)

Treatment works effluent.

(iii)

Discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, including a discharge resulting from ballasting operations or vessel biofouling prevention.

(3)

Sunset

This subsection shall cease to be effective on September 30, 2018.

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Passed the House of Representatives May 24, 2016.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.