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A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.

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 ``Restoring Effective Environmental Protection Act of 2012''.

SEC. 2. USE OF AUTHORIZED PESTICIDES; DISCHARGES OF PESTICIDES; REPORT.

(a) Use of Authorized Pesticides.--Section 3(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136a(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(5) Use of authorized pesticides.--Except as provided in section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342), the Administrator or a State shall not require a permit under that Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of-- ``(A) a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under this Act; or ``(B) the residue of the pesticide, resulting from the application of the pesticide.''. (b) Discharges of Pesticides.--Section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(s) Discharges of Pesticides.-- ``(1) No permit requirement.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), a permit shall not be required by the Administrator or a State under this Act for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of-- ``(A) a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.);...

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Bill Summary

A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.

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