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S.3605 - Restoring Effective Environmental Protection Act of 2012
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
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Mrs. HAGAN (for herself, Mr. CRAPO, Mrs. MCCASKILL, Mr. RISCH, Mr. CARPER, Mr. VITTER, Mr. COONS, Ms. LANDRIEU, Mr. PRYOR, and Mr. CONRAD) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public WorksCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. USE OF AUTHORIZED PESTICIDES; DISCHARGES OF PESTICIDES; REPORT.
(a) Use of Authorized Pesticides- Section 3(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (
‘(5) USE OF AUTHORIZED PESTICIDES- Except as provided in section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (
33 U.S.C. 1342), the Administrator or a State shall not require a permit under that Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(1) NO PERMIT REQUIREMENT- Except as provided in paragraph (2), a permit shall not be required by the Administrator or a State under this Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(A) A discharge resulting from the application of a pesticide in violation of a provision of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (
7 U.S.C. 136et seq.) relevant to protecting water quality if--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Report- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall submit a report to the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Agriculture of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives that includes--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) the status of intra-agency coordination between the Office of Water and the Office of Pesticide Programs of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding streamlining information collection, standards of review, and data use relating to water quality impacts from the registration and use of pesticides;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) any recommendations on how the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (