S.696 - Appalachia Restoration Act

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to include a definition of fill material. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Appalachia Restoration Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to include a definition of fill material. as introduced.
  • Short: AppalachiaRestoration Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Appalachia Restoration Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to define \"fill material\" to mean pollutants that: (1) replace a portion of the water of the United States with dry land; or (2) modify the bottom elevation of a body of wat

Official Summary

Appalachia Restoration Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to define \"fill material\" to mean pollutants that:
(1) replace a portion of the water of the United States with dry land; or
(2) modify the bottom elevation of a body of water for any purpose. Excludes from such definition:
(1) the disposal of excess spoil material resulting from coal surface mining and reclamation activities in waters of the United States; or
(2) trash or garbage.

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Organizations Supporting S.696

  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
  • Alliance for Appalachia
  • Appalachian Voices
  • Sierra Club
  • Earthjustice
  • ...and 1 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.696

  • National Mining Association




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