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H.R. 1119 (115th): SENSE Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1119 addresses the application of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, issued pursuant to section 112 of the Clean Air Act, to electric generating units that utilize coal refuse to generate electricity. The bill would provide for limited modifications with respect to the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for these coal refuse facilities by providing for alternative compliance options with respect to sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride emissions standards.

According to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, this legislation seeks to ensure that facilities that use coal refuse as fuel can continue to operate and will not be forced to shut down, due to unachievable requirements included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Coal ...

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Keith Rothfus

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 8, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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History

Feb 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2017
 
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

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Nov 15, 2017
 
Considered by Environment and Climate Change

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 6, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jan 12, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Mar 8, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1119 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1119. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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