To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to permit requirements for dredged or fill material.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. PERMITS FOR DREDGED OR FILL MATERIAL.
Section 404(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(f)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the discharge'' and inserting ``The discharge''; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``having as its purpose bringing an area of the navigable waters into a use to which it was not previously subject, where the flow or circulation of navigable waters may be impaired or the reach of such waters be reduced,'' and inserting ``having as its purpose bringing an area into a use not described in paragraph (1)''. <all>