Summary

A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Secretary to establish a comprehensive design standard program to prevent, control, and treat pollulted stormwater runoff... Read More

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This bill was introduced on May 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
May 5, 2011

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Secretary to establish a comprehensive design standard program to prevent, control, and treat polluted stormwater runoff from federally funded highways and roads, 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 ``Safe Treatment of Polluted Stormwater Runoff Act'' or the ``STOPS Runoff Act''.

SEC. 2. FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY RUNOFF POLLUTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

(a) In General.--Chapter 3 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 330. FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY RUNOFF POLLUTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

``(a) Definitions.--In this section: ``(1) Control measure.--The term `control measure' means a program, structural or nonstructural management practice, operational procedure, or policy on or off the project site that is intended to prevent, reduce, or control highway runoff pollution. ``(2) Covered project.--The term `covered project' means a rehabilitation, reconfiguration, renovation, major resurfacing, or construction project carried out under this title that-- ``(A) results in a 10-percent or greater increase in impervious surface of the aerial extent within the right-of-way of the project limit on a Federal-aid highway or associated facility; or ``(B) results in an increase of 1 acre or more in impervious surface coverage. ``(3) Highway runoff pollution.--The term `highway runoff pollution' means, in relation to a Federal-aid highway, associated facility, or control measure retrofit project, one or more of the following: ``(A) A discharge of...

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