/  H.R. 2273–Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

H.R. 2273 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 2273 PDF XML

    Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

  • H. Rept. 112-226 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 5-2 on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

FLOOR ACTION ON H.RES. 431: 
Adopted by record vote of 244-163, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 237-166, on Friday, October 14, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Scott/McGovern

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or with our instructions.

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
10Version 1Biggert (IL)RepublicanWithdrawn Would require that the permit program will not issue permits to structures to contaminate groundwater. Withdrawn
8Version 1Carney (DE)DemocratWould establish a time frame for bringing existing surface impoundments into compliance with revised criteria for design, groundwater monitoring, and corrective action. Would maintain state flexibility to opt-out (with certification) and would provide up to 10-year compliance window. Made in Order
14Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratLate Would ensure that coal combustion residuals that are beneficially reused may not be regulated as hazard material.Submitted
2Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratWould require the Administrator to revise the disposal criteria upon which the bill relies, to ensure that human health and the environment are protected from the risks posed by coal combustion residuals. Submitted
16Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratLate Would require that if section 4011 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as added by this bill, authorizes the appropriation of funds but does not comply with Cut-Go, then this section of the bill will no longer be effective. Submitted
4Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRevised Would require the Administrator of the EPA to submit a report to Congress on the long-term impacts of State coal combustion residuals permit programs on human health and the environment within five years after enactment of the legislation.Made in Order
5Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould allow the Administrator to retain the authority to revise criteria for the disposal of coal combustion residuals.Submitted
6Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Would require a coal combustion residual program to include protections for human health and the environment. Withdrawn
13Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratWould require structures to address groundwater monitoring and dust control according to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed criteria. Submitted
3Version 1Kissell, Larry (NC)DemocratWould require that materials used for addition to existing structures or construction of new structures (for coal combustion residuals) come from U.S. materials, except as specified in the amendment. Submitted
7Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould require the States to notify the public and the EPA and offer the opportunity to comment before a State may waive any of the minimum criteria in the bill.Made in Order
15Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratLate Would clarify that EPA should look at whether a state has established a program that meets the requirements, rather than looking at whether it is implementing a program that meets the requirements. Would also clarify that EPA does not need to defer to a state in making a finding that its program is deficient. Submitted
11Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratWould provide federal enforcement authority so that if the EPA Administrator determines that a structure is in violation of a State coal combustion residuals permit program, and the State has not taken appropriate action to enforce such permit program with respect to such structure, the Administrator may inspect such structure and enforce the requirements of such permit program with respect to such structure.Made in Order
12Version 1Sewell (AL)DemocratWould require that the lead state agency responsible for implementing the coal combustion residuals permit program receive from each permittee: 1)a description of how structure will protect against coal combustion residuals 2) a plan addressing spills of coal combustion residuals.Submitted
1Version 2Shimkus (IL)RepublicanRevised Manager's Amendment. Would provide additional detail to the certification requirements that States would provide to EPA; would add certain operating criteria from Part 258 of 40 CFR, would clarify that states may request technical assistance from EPA; would add a savings clause for citizen suits; would add additional constituents for groundwater monitoring; would reiterate in the definition of revised criteria that the criteria were promulgated to protect human health and the environment. The amendment would make other technical and clarifying changes to H.R. 2273. Made in Order
9Version 1Waxman (CA)DemocratWould require state programs to meet a legal standard of protection to ensure that human health and the environment are protected.Made in Order