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H.R. 1660: Stop Sewage Overflow Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 8, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1660


March 8, 2021

(for herself, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Pappas, and Ms. Kuster) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To make certain municipalities eligible for grants under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Sewage Overflow Act.


Sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal grants

Section 221 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1301) is amended—


in subsection (b)—


in paragraph (3), by striking or;


in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and


by adding at the end the following:


is a municipality with high levels of sewage in the rivers, lakes, and bays of such municipality.



in subsection (d)—


by striking The Federal share and inserting the following:


Federal share


In general

Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Federal share

; and


by striking The non-Federal share and inserting the following:


Financially distressed communities

The Federal share of the cost of activities carried out using amounts from a grant made to a financially distressed community under subsection (a) shall be not less than 75 percent of the cost.


Non-Federal share

The non-Federal share

; and


in subsection (f)—


in paragraph (1)—


by striking $225,000,000 and inserting $500,000,000; and


by striking 2020 and inserting 2030; and


in paragraph (2) by striking 20 percent and inserting 25 percent.