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H.R. 3206 (115th): Consumer Confidence Reports for Tomorrow Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3206

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 12, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require quarterly reporting, improvement of consumer confidence reports, establishment of a nation consumer confidence report, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Consumer Confidence Reports for Tomorrow Act.

2.

Improved consumer confidence reports

(a)

Revisions

Section 1414(c)(4) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300g–3(c)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(F)

Revisions

Not later than 24 months after the date of enactment of this subparagraph, the Administrator, in consultation with the groups identified in subparagraph (A), shall promulgate revisions to the regulations issued pursuant to subparagraph (A) to increase the effectiveness and understandability of consumer confidence reports.

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(b)

Quarterly issuance

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall require consumer confidence reports to be issued quarterly each year for drinking water systems.

(c)

Inclusions

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall require all consumer confidence reports to include—

(1)

corrosion control efforts; and

(2)

exceedances and violations of all kinds must be clearly identified.

3.

Improving EPA database for consumer confidence reports

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall maintain and keep current a searchable website providing access to consumer confidence reports, sortable by zip code and water system.

4.

National consumer confidence report

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue a national consumer confidence report to Congress every 2 years.