US SB572 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on March 3 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-03-03 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1028-1029)
Pending: Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Establishes programs that address water pollution along the U.S.-Mexico border. Specifically, the bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish the Tijuana River Public Health and Water Quality Restoration Program. Under the program, the EPA must plan, implement, coordinate, and provide grants for public health and water quality restoration and protection activities in the Mexican Tijuana River watershed and the American Tijuana River watershed in California. In addition, the EPA must establish the California New River Public Health and Water Quality Restoration Program to plan, implement, coordinate, and provide grants for water quality restoration and protection activities in the New River watershed. Finally, the bill provides statutory authority for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program to provide assistance for activities related to the construction of infrastructure for drinking water treatment or distribution, wastewater management, or stormwater management.

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Title

Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-03SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1028-1029)

Same As/Similar To

HB1663 (Same As) 2021-05-06 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

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