S. 3372: To Amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to Provide for Additional Monitoring

S. 3372

To Amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to Provide for Additional Monitoring

Sponsor
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Date
July 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

The House is expected to consider S. 3372, on the House floor on Thursday, July 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  This legislation was introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on May 13, 2010.

Bill Summary

The bill would extend until December 18, 2013, the provisions prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, or a state with an approved National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, from requiring an NPDES permit for a covered vessel for any discharge: (1) of effluent from properly functioning marine engines; (2) of laundry, shower, and galley sink wastes; or (3) that is incidental to the normal operation of a covered vessel.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate of S. 3372 is not yet available.