IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 21, 2018
Mr. Cornyn (for himself, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Sullivan, and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the ability of a State to administer a permit program under that Act, and for other purposes.
State administration of certain permits under Federal Water Pollution Control Act
Section 404(g) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(g)) is amended—
in paragraph (1), in the second sentence, by striking
In addition, such State and inserting the following:
In submitting a proposal to the Administrator under subparagraph (A), the State
by striking the subsection designation and all that follows through
The Governor in the first sentence of paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
State permit program
in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following:
Applications by certain State departments of transportation
A State department of transportation that has assumed the responsibilities of the Secretary of Transportation under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) under the surface transportation project delivery program under section 327 of title 23, United States Code, may apply to the Administrator to administer an individual and general permit program under subparagraph (A) with respect to highway projects subject to that assumption of responsibility.
For the purpose of this subsection, a reference to a State shall be deemed to include a State department of transportation described in clause (i).