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H.R. 4992 (115th): NOTICE Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4992

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2018

(for herself and Mr. Lance) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to direct permitting authorities to notify municipalities within 30 miles of a source of certain permit applications and proposed permits, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Notify Officials, Towns, Individuals, and Cities of Electric Generating Facilities Act of 2017 or the NOTICE Act of 2017.

2.

Clean Air Act amendment

(a)

Amendment

Section 505(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7661d(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows:

(2)

The permitting authority shall notify—

(A)

all States—

(i)

whose air quality may be affected and that are contiguous to the State in which the emission originates, or

(ii)

that are within 50 miles of the source, and

(B)

all municipalities that are within 30 miles of the source,

of each permit application (and any application for a permit modification or renewal) or proposed permit forwarded to the Administrator under this section, and shall provide an opportunity for such States and municipalities to submit written recommendations respecting the issuance of the permit and its terms and conditions. If any part of those recommendations are not accepted by the permitting authority, such authority shall notify the State or municipality submitting the recommendations and the Administrator in writing of its failure to accept those recommendations and the reasons therefor.

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(b)

Technical and conforming amendments

(1)

The heading of section 505 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7661d) is amended by striking Notification to Administrator and contiguous States and inserting Notification to Administrator, contiguous States, and certain municipalities.

(2)

The item relating to section 505 in the table of contents of title V of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7661 et seq.) is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 505. Notification to Administrator, contiguous States, and certain municipalities.

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