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S. 1701 (114th): Infrastructure Rehabilitation Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1701

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 25, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify a provision relating to discharges of dredged or fill material into navigable waters at specified disposal sites.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Infrastructure Rehabilitation Act of 2015.

2.

Discharge into navigable waters at specified disposal sites

Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

(a)

Discharge into navigable waters at specified disposal sites

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (3), the Secretary may issue permits, after notice and opportunity for public hearings, for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters at specified disposal sites.

(2)

Publication of notice

Not later than 15 days after the date on which an applicant submits all the information required to complete an application for a permit under this subsection, the Secretary shall publish the notice required under paragraph (1).

(3)

Natural disaster

The Secretary may issue permits under paragraph (1) without providing notice or opportunity for public hearings in the event of a natural disaster (including an earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, or avalanche) that has damaged a roadway, railway, airport, or other transportation infrastructure such that immediate construction is required to restore the infrastructure to working order.

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