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S. 3559: A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.

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 ``Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act'' or the ``FUELS Act''.

SEC. 2. APPLICABILITY OF SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE RULE.

(a) Definitions.--In this Act: (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. (2) Farm.--The term ``farm'' has the meaning given the term in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations). (3) Gallon.--The term ``gallon'' means a United States liquid gallon. (4) Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure rule.-- The term ``Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule'' means the regulation promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency under part 112 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations. (b) Certification.--In implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to any farm, the Administrator shall-- (1) require certification of compliance with the rule by-- (A) a professional engineer for a farm with-- (i) an individual tank with an aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons; (ii) an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than or equal to 42,000 gallons; or (iii) a history that includes a spill, as determined by the Administrator; or (B) the owner or operator of the farm (via self- certification) for a farm with-- (i) an aggregate...

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S. 3559: A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.

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