H.R.311 - FUELS Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: H.R.311 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
There is one version of the bill.
Introduced in House (01/18/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 311 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 311 To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 18, 2013 Mr. Crawford (for himself, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Jones, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Stockman, Mr. Terry, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Latta, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Denham, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Womack, Mr. Cole, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Carter, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Peterson, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Poe of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act'' or the ``FUELS Act''. SEC. 2. APPLICABILITY OF SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE RULE. (a) In General.--The Administrator, in implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to any farm, shall-- (1) require certification of compliance with such rule by-- (A) a professional engineer for a farm with-- (i) an individual tank with an aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons; (ii) an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than or equal to 42,000 gallons; or (iii) a history that includes a spill, as determined by the Administrator; or (B) the owner or operator of the farm (via self- certification) for a farm with-- (i) an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons but less than 42,000 gallons; and (ii) no history of spills, as determined by the Administrator; and (2) exempt from all requirements of such rule any farm-- (A) with an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of less than or equal to 10,000 gallons; and (B) no history of spills, as determined by the Administrator. (b) Calculation of Aggregate Aboveground Storage Capacity.--For the purposes of subsection (a), the aggregate aboveground storage capacity of a farm excludes all containers on separate parcels that have a capacity that is less than 1,320 gallons. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act, the following terms apply: (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (2) Farm.--The term ``farm'' has the meaning given such term in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations. (3) Gallon.--The term ``gallon'' refers to a United States liquid gallon. (4) Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure rule.-- The term ``Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule'' means the regulation promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency under part 112 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations.