Thursday, September 15, 2011

HR 2890 Introduced – Water Treatment CFATS Exemption

On Monday Rep. Hansen (D,MI) introduced HR 2890, a bill that would expand the CFATS program to include potential coverage of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment works.

The bill would amend the §550 authorization for the CFATS program by removing the current exemption in §550(a) for “Public Water Systems, as defined by section 1401 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 93–523, as amended; Treatment Works as defined in section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Public Law 92–500, as amended”.

It would then require the President to “delegate to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency the authority otherwise provided to the Secretary under this section” for those facilities.

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