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H.R. 4907: To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program to assist eligible entities in carrying out programs to replace lead service lines for schools and solder that is not lead free used in the plumbing for schools, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 30, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4907

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 30, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Pallone, and Mrs. Bustos) 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 the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program to assist eligible entities in carrying out programs to replace lead service lines for schools and solder that is not lead free used in the plumbing for schools, and for other purposes.

1.

School lead pipe replacement program

Part F of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–21 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

1465.

School lead pipe replacement program

(a)

Eligible entity

In this section, the term eligible entity means—

(1)

a local educational agency; or

(2)

a public water system.

(b)

Grant program

(1)

Establishment

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall establish a grant program to assist eligible entities in carrying out programs to replace lead service lines for schools and solder that is not lead free used in the plumbing for schools. Such a program—

(A)

shall include replacing lead service lines and solder that is not lead free; and

(B)

may include testing, planning, or carrying out other relevant activities, as determined by the Administrator, to identify the location and condition of lead service lines and solder that is not lead free.

(2)

Priority application

In providing assistance under this section, the Administrator shall give priority to proposed programs for schools for which, at any time during the 3-year period preceding the date of submission of an application of the eligible entity, monitoring data has indicated elevated lead levels in the school drinking water.

(c)

Lead service line defined

For purposes of this section, the term lead service line has the meaning given that term in section 1459B.

(d)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

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