/  H.R. 1734—Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015

H.R. 1734 - Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1734 PDF XML

    Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 (as reported) 

  • H. Rept. 114-143 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 369: 
Adopted by record vote of 242-175, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 239-167, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  

MANAGERS: Byrne/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1599.

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. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-24, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. 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 part B of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1734.

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

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

12. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

14. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. 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.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
4Version 1Adams (NC)DemocratRequires the owner or operator of a coal combustion residuals surface impoundment to survey all drinking water supply wells that are within a half mile and down-gradient of the established waste boundary. Also requires the owner or operator of a coal combustion residuals surface impoundment to supply an alternative source of safe drinking water within 24 hours if well water sampling exceeds groundwater standards.Made In Order
5Version 1Butterfield (NC), Rush (IL), Clarke (NY), Price, David (NC), Adams (NC)DemocratAllows the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the legislation from going into effect if it is determined to have a negative impact on vulnerable populations. Vulnerable populations include infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, the elderly, individuals with preexisting medical conditions, individuals who work at coal combustion residuals treatment or disposal facilities, members of any other appropriate population identified by the Administrator based on consideration of socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic background, or other similar factors identified by the Administrator.Made In Order
6Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratLate Preserves cleanup requirements in EPA’s final coal ash rule to protect public health and ensure that air and groundwater pollution is addressed quickly and effectively.Made In Order
2Version 2Connolly (VA)DemocratRevised Requires all inactive surface impoundments follow post-closure groundwater monitoring standards pursuant to section 257.104 subsections (b) and (c) of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations.Made In Order
3Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratPreserves transparency requirements in EPA’s final coal ash rule to ensure public access to information and accountability.Made In Order
1Version 2Shimkus (IL)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Updates the reference to the final rule and instead of referencing the date it was signed by the Administrator it inserts the date the final rule was published in the Federal Register.Made In Order