Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sewer Overflow Bill Introduced

Sen. Frank Lautenburg (NJ) has introduced the Sewage Overflow Community Right-to-Know Act (S. 3388).  The bill would require owners of publicly owned treatment works to monitor and report on sewer overflows.  In particular, public notification of sewer overflows would need to be issued within 24 hours of the discovery of an overflow.

In addition to establishing requirements and regulatory authority related to sewer overflow, it would expand eligibility for the state revolving fund (SRF).  The SRF would be able to finance the implementation of monitoring required by the bill.

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