Text: H.R.2719 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 2719 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 2719

 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill 
                 material cannot be comprised of waste.



                              May 26, 2005

Mr. Pallone (for himself, Mr. Shays, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Olver, 
Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Markey, Mr. Farr, 
  Mr. Serrano, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Kildee, Mr. DeFazio, Mrs. Jones of 
  Ohio, Mr. Andrews, Ms. Lee, Mr. Holt, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. 
Schakowsky, Mr. Owens, Mr. McDermott, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Case, Mr. Frank 
 of Massachusetts, Mr. Berman, Mr. Filner, Mr. Honda, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. 
   Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Lewis of 
   Georgia, Mr. Cummings, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Spratt, Mr. Langevin, Mr. 
   Allen, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Ms. Slaughter, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Smith of 
   Washington, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Stark, Mr. 
 Gilchrest, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Menendez, Mr. 
   Grijalva, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Payne, Mr. 
 Blumenauer, Mrs. Capps, and Mr. Miller of North Carolina) introduced 
      the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                   Transportation and Infrastructure


                                 A BILL

 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that fill 
                 material cannot be comprised of waste.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    This Act may be cited as the ``Clean Water Protection Act''.


    Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
1362) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(24) Fill material.--The term `fill material' means any 
        pollutant which replaces portions of the waters of the United 
        States with dry land or which changes the bottom elevation of a 
        water body for any purpose. The term does not include any 
        pollutant discharged into the water primarily to dispose of