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Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For previous summaries, visit the Federal Bills Archive.

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H. Res. 779

which would provide for consideration of H.R. 535, which would require the Administrator of EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under CERCLA, was passed by the House.

H.R. 5557

would codify FWS' final rule relating to endangered and threatened species.

H.R. 5552

would amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to affirm that the Act's prohibition on the unauthorized take or killing of migratory birds includes incidental take by commercial activities, and direct FWS to regulate such incidental take.

S. 3160

would amend the FWPCA and the SDWA to modify the payment periods of loans from state revolving funds under those acts.

S. 3157

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate the financing for the Hazardous Substance Superfund.

H.R. 5559

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish the January 8th National Memorial in Tucson, Arizona, as an affiliated area of the national park system.

S. 3156

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish the January 8th National Memorial in Tucson, Arizona, as an affiliated area of the national park system.

H.R. 5558

would promote American leadership in vehicle manufacturing, job creation, improved air quality, and climate protection through domestic manufacturing of low and zero emission vehicles and development of electric vehicle charging networks.

H.R. 5554

would amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to ensure that vehicles in federal fleets comply with certain low greenhouse gas emission standards.

H.R. 5553

would prohibit transportation by rail of crude oil with a Reid vapor pressure of more than 9.5 pounds per square inch.

H. Res. 779

would provide for consideration of H.R. 535, which would require the Administrator of EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under CERCLA.

H.R. 5548

would improve NMFS' Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program.

H.R. 5540

would require disclosure of the introduction of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances into treatment works, pursuant to the FWPCA.

H.R. 5550

would require the Administrator of EPA to promulgate regulations regarding disposal of materials containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or aqueous film-forming foam.

H.R. 5545

would promote the domestic manufacture and use of advanced, fuel efficient vehicles and zero emission vehicles, encourage electrification of the transportation sector, create jobs, and improve air quality.

 

H.R. 5542

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program for states to provide incentives to natural gas distribution companies for the improvement of natural gas distribution systems.

H.R. 5541

would amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to reauthorize programs to assist consenting Indian tribes in meeting energy education, planning, and management needs.

H.R. 1138

which would reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, was signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019.

S. 3150

would establish a pilot program for native plant species.

H.R. 5539

would require the Administrator of EPA to review and develop effluent standards, pretreatment standards, and water quality criteria for PFAS under the FWPCA and provide federal grants to POTWs to implement standards.

H.R. 535

would require the Administrator of EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under CERCLA.