H. R. 4147
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 26, 2017
Mr. Nadler (for himself, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Norton, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Johnson of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide certain port authorities, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Clean Ports Act of 2017.
Applicability to port facilities
Section 14501(c) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
in paragraph (2)(A)—
by inserting before the semicolon the following:
, or the authority of a State, political subdivision of a State, or political authority of two or more States to adopt requirements for motor carriers and commercial motor vehicles providing services at port facilities that are reasonably related to the reduction of environmental pollution, traffic congestion, the improvement of highway safety, or the efficient utilization of port facilities, if adoption or enforcement of such requirements does not conflict with any other applicable Federal law or regulation; and
by adding at the end the following:
Clarification for paragraph (2)
Definition of port facilities
For purposes of paragraph (2)(A), the term port facilities means all port facilities for coastwise, intercoastal, inland waterways, and Great Lakes shipping and overseas shipping, including, wharves, piers, sheds, warehouses, terminals, yards, docks, control towers, container equipment, maintenance buildings, container freight stations and port equipment, including harbor craft, cranes, and straddle carriers.
Applicability of clean air act
Nothing in paragraph (1) shall limit the rights reserved to any State or a political subdivision thereof under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.).