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S. 3160: Affordable Safe Drinking Water Act of 2020


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 8, 2020 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3160

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 8, 2020

(for herself and Mr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act to modify the payment periods of loans from State revolving funds under those Acts, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Affordable Safe Drinking Water Act of 2020.

2.

State revolving funds

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Administrator

The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

(2)

State revolving loan fund

The term State revolving loan fund means—

(A)

a State water pollution control revolving fund established under title VI of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.); and

(B)

a State drinking water treatment revolving loan fund established under section 1452 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–12).

(b)

Loan terms

(1)

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Section 603(d)(1)(A) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1383(d)(1)(A)) is amended by striking the lesser of 30 years and.

(2)

Safe Drinking Water Act

Section 1452(f)(1) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–12(f)(1)) is amended by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the following:

(C)

each loan has a term that does not exceed the projected useful life (as determined by the State) of the project for which the loan was made;

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(c)

Applicability to existing loans

The term of a loan made from a State revolving loan fund before the date of enactment of this Act may, on agreement of the parties to the loan, be extended in accordance with the amendments made by subsection (b), as applicable.

(d)

Leaded public drinking water infrastructure

Section 1452(g)(2)(B) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–12(g)(2)(B)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (iii), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(2)

in clause (iv), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(v)

to replace pipes, plumbing fittings, and fixtures that carry water that is not free of lead or perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances at—

(I)

a public school;

(II)

a public park;

(III)

a fire station;

(IV)

a police station;

(V)

a senior center;

(VI)

a community center; or

(VII)

any other municipal-, Tribal-, or State-owned facility that provides the public or employees with drinking water.

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(e)

Reports

(1)

State revolving loans

Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, and each year thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report describing—

(A)

the terms of assistance from, recipients of assistance from, and amounts within each State revolving fund loan; and

(B)

whether a State revolving fund loan has been refinanced.

(2)

Lead and PFAS remediation

Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, and each year thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report describing each project carried out under clause (v) of section 1452(g)(2)(B) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–12(g)(2)(B)) during the previous year, including—

(A)

a description of the project;

(B)

the level of lead contamination or contamination by perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, as applicable, of the drinking water at the facility at which the project was carried out before the project was carried out;

(C)

the cost of the project; and

(D)

an estimate of the number of people that used the drinking water source that is the subject of the project during the 1-year period ending on the date on which the project began.