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S. 462 (114th): Safe and Secure Drinking Water Protection Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 11, 2015 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 462

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 11, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Portman) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory and submit reports with respect to microcystins in drinking water.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Protection Act of 2015.

2.

Microcystins in drinking water

(a)

Health advisory

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (referred to in this Act as the Administrator) shall develop and publish a health advisory including recommendations on—

(1)
(A)

the level of microcystins in drinking water below which the water is expected to be safe for human consumption; and

(B)

feasible treatment techniques and other means for achieving that level; and

(2)

standardized procedures for testing for microcystins in drinking water.

(b)

Reports

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and each year thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report that includes—

(1)

a description of the status of the efforts of the Administrator to determine whether to regulate drinking water with respect to the level of microcystins;

(2)

a description of the steps taken by the Administrator to promote testing of drinking water for microcystins in areas that have been affected by harmful algal blooms; and

(3)

an analysis of available treatment techniques and other means for addressing microcystins in drinking water.