Federal Great Lakes and Water Legislation, 2021-22

*Updated as of July 9th, 2021

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Bill #Bill NameDescriptionSponsor(s)Committee(s)Status (location + date)
House
H.R.4372Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022US Rep Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1)AppropriationsPlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 58 (07/06/21)
H.R.4224No name as of 7/9To require, pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, disclosure of the introduction of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances into treatment worksUS Rep Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (06/29/21)   Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/30/21)
H.R.4069No name as of 7/9To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for additional subsidization assistance to a municipality to carry out on-site wastewater treatment system projectsUS Rep Thomas Suozzi (D-NY-3)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (06/22/21)   Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/23/21)
H.R.3751No name as of 7/9To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a program to make grants to eligible entities to increase the resilience of publicly owned treatment works to natural disastersUS Rep Salud O. Carbajal (D-CA-24)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/09/21)
H.R.3748No name as of 7/9To improve data collection and monitoring of the Great Lakes, oceans, bays, estuaries, and coastsUS Rep Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1)Natural Resources   Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (06/08/21)   Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (06/17/21)   Committee Hearings Held (06/22/21)
H.R.3702No name as of 7/9To amend the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act with respect to sport fish restoration and recreational boating safetyUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (06/07/21)
H.R.3668No name as of 7/9To require recipients of assistance for certain water infrastructure projects to provide job training, apprenticeships, and other employment opportunities for low-income persons and very low-income personsUS Rep Gwen Moore (D-WI-4)Transportation and Infrastructure   Energy and CommerceReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/02/21)
H.R.3622Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act of 2021To require the Administrator of the EPA to develop effluent limitations guidelines and standards and water quality criteria for PFAS under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, to provide Federal grants to publicly owned treatment works to implement such guidelines and standardsUS Rep Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (06/01/21)
H.R 3399No name as of 7/9To amend the Federal Power Act to require the consideration of invasive species when prescribing fishwaysUS Rep Glenn Grothman (R-WI-6)Energy and Commerce Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (05/20/21)
H.R.3300Get the Lead Out ActTo amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to replacement of lead service linesUS Rep Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ-4)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (05/18/21)
H.R.3293Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish programs to assist low-income households in maintaining access to drinking water and wastewater servicesUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Transportation and Infrastructure   Energy and Commerce   Ways and MeansReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (05/21/21)   Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote (06/16/21)   Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce + H.Rept.117-77 (06/29/21)
H.R.3291Assistance, Quality, and Affordability Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide assistance for States, territories, areas affected by natural disasters, and water systems and schools affected by PFAS or lead, and to require the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate national primary drinking water regulations for PFAS, microcystin toxin, and 1,4-dioxaneUS Rep Paul Tonko (D-NY-20)Energy and CommerceReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (05/21/21)   Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 14 – 9 (06/16/21)   Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce + H. Rept. 117-76   Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 52 (06/29/21)
H.R.3282Drinking Water Funding for the Future Act of 2021To reauthorize funding for drinking water programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act and America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018US Rep David B. McKinley (R-WV-1)Energy and Commerce    Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (05/18/21)
H.R.3267Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator of the EPA to publish a maximum contaminant level goal and promulgate a national primary drinking water regulation for total per- and polyfluoroalkyl substancesUS Rep Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-2)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (05/17/21)
H.R.3255LEAD Guidance ActTo require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop guidance for identifying high-risk locations to focus lead reduction effortsUS Rep Donald Norcross (D-NJ-1)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (05/14/21)
H.R.3228National Coastal Resilience Data and Services ActTo direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the NOAA, to improve science, data, and services that enable sound decision making in response to coastal flood risk, including impacts of sea level rise, storm events, changing Great Lakes water levels, and land subsidenceUS Rep Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY-7)Natural Resources   Science, Space, and TechnologyReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (05/13/21)   Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (06/17/21)   Committee hearings held (06/22/21)
H.R.3113MAPLand ActTo require the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to digitize and make publicly available geographic information system mapping data relating to public access to Federal land and waters for outdoor recreation, and for other purposesUS Rep Blake D. Moore (R-UT-1)Natural Resources   Agriculture    Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (05/12/21)   Subcommittee Hearings Held (06/08/21)   Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry (07/01/21)
H.R.2952WISE ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require a certain percentage of funds appropriated for revolving fund capitalization grants be used for green projectsUS Rep Nikema Williams (D-GA-5)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (05/03/21)
H.R.2794Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention ActTo provide for the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected Federal lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, within the Rainy River Watershed in the State of MinnesotaUS Rep Betty McCollum (D-MN-4)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources (04/22/21)
H.R.2761Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring ActTo establish a national mercury monitoring programUS Rep Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8)Energy and Commerce    Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (04/23/21)
H.Res.320No title as of 7/9Recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water accessUS Rep Joe Neguse (D-CO-2)Natural Resources   Energy and CommerceReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (04/15/21)
H.R.2513Lead Abatement for Families Act of 2021To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to public housing agencies and owners of other federally assisted housing to cover the costs of removing and replacing lead-based water service pipes for federally assisted housing projectsUS Rep Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL-4)Financial ServicesReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services (04/14/21)
H.Res.318Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority and that the April 21, 2020, Navigable Waters Protection Rule should not be withdrawn or vacatedExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority and that the April 21, 2020, Navigable Waters Protection Rule should not be withdrawn or vacatedUS Rep Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-2)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (04/15/21)
H.R.2467PFAS Action Act of 2021Requires the Administrator of the EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substancesUS Rep Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12)Energy and Commerce    Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (04/14/21)   Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 16 – 7 (06/16/21)   Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 – 20 and marked up by full committee (06/23/21)
H.R.2173Wastewater Workforce Investment ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to wastewater infrastructure workforce developmentUS Rep Greg Stanton (D-AZ-9)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (03/24/21)
H.R.2164Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development Act of 2021To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require testing of underground sources of drinking water in connection with hydraulic fracturing operationsUS Rep Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL-9)Energy and CommerceReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (03/23/21)
H.R.2008Local Water Protection ActTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to nonpoint source managementUS Rep Angie Craig (D-MN-2)Transportation and Infrastructure   Environment and Public Works (Senate)Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 28 (05/28/21)   Passed by the House (with amendments) (06/15/21)   Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (06/16/21)
H.R.1915Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize certain water pollution control programsUS Rep Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR-4)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (03/17/21)   Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 42 – 25 (06/10/21)   Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure + H. Rept. 117-69 + Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 48 (06/22/21)
H.R.1561Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021To require the Coast Guard to conduct icebreaking operations in the Great Lakes to minimize commercial disruption in the winter monthsUS Rep Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8)Transportation and InfrastructureReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (03/04/21)
H.R.1352Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability Act of 2021This bill increases funding for water infrastructure, including funding for several programs related to controlling water pollution or protecting drinking waterUS Rep Brenda L Lawrence (D-MI-13)Transportation and Infrastructure   Energy and Commerce   Ways and Means   AgricultureReferred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry (04/05/21)
H.R.1261To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996This bill reauthorizes through FY2036 the authority of the Department of the Interior to make any grants or provide any financial assistance for the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway in OhioUS Rep Tim Ryan (D-OH-13)Natural ResourcesReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources (02/23/21)
H.R.895Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act of 2021To provide assistance to rural water, wastewater, and waste disposal systems affected by the COVID–19 pandemicUS Rep David Rouzer (R-NC-7)AgricultureReferred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit (03/03/21)
H.R.862Climate Action Planning for Ports Act of 2021To reduce greenhouse gas emissions at portsUS Rep Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-At Large)Energy and CommerceReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change (02/08/21)
H.R.59Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActTo provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermenUS Rep Don Young (R-AK-At Large)Natural ResourcesReferred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (02/18/21)
Senate
S. Res.141No title as of 7/9A resolution recognizing the critical importance of access to reliable, clean drinking water for Native Americans and Alaska Natives and confirming the responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure such water accessUS Sen Michael Bennet (D-CO)Indian AffairsReferred to the Committee on Indian Affairs (03/25/21)
S.953Water for Conservation and Farming ActTo provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability in rural areasUS Sen Ron Wyden (D-OR)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (03/24/21)
S.576Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021Same as H.R.1561US Sen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)Commerce, Science, and TransportationOrdered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably (04/28/21)
S.497American Fisheries Advisory Committee ActTo establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grantsUS Sen Dan Sullivan (R-AK)Commerce, Science, and TransportationOrdered to be reported without amendment favorably (05/12/21)
S.336A bill to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996Same as H.R.1261US Sen Sherrod Brown (D-OH)Energy and Natural ResourcesRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (02/22/21)
S.216Climate Smart Ports Act of 2021Same as H.R.862US Sen Jeff Merkley (D-OR)Environment and Public WorksReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (02/03/21)
S.209Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act of 2021Same as H.R.895US Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)Agriculture, Nutrition, and ForestryReferred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (02/03/21)
S.29Local Water Protection ActSame as H.R.2008US Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)Environment and Public WorksReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (01/22/21)

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