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Title: Amending Clean Water Laws
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that limits the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to impose water quality standards.
- Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing a revised or new standard for a pollutant for which the Agency has previously approved a state-submitted water quality standard, unless the state concurs with the Agency's determination that the revised or new standard is necessary (Sec. 2).
- Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to report to Congress any increase or reduction in waterborne pathogenic microorganisms, toxic chemicals, or toxic metals in waters regulated by a state under this bill (Sec. 6).