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02/13/2020          

MICRO Plastics Act of 2020

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02/13/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5902 

To establish a microplastics pilot program, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 13, 2020 
Mr. MAST (for himself and Ms. BONAMICI) introduced the following bill; which 

was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 
in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to 
be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consider-
ation of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
concerned 

A BILL 
To establish a microplastics pilot program, and for other 

purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Making Investments 4

in Curbing the Ruinous Output of Plastics Act of 2020’’ 5

or the ‘‘MICRO Plastics Act of 2020’’. 6

SEC. 2. MICROPLASTICS PILOT PROGRAM. 7

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Administrator of the En-8

vironmental Protection Agency (referred to in this section 9

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as the ‘‘Administrator’’) shall establish a pilot program 1

(referred to in this section as the ‘‘pilot program’’) to test 2

the efficacy and cost effectiveness of tools, technologies, 3

and techniques— 4

(1) to remove microplastics from the environ-5

ment; and 6

(2) to prevent the release of microplastics into 7

the environment. 8

(b) REQUIREMENTS.—In carrying out the pilot pro-9

gram, the Administrator shall include the testing of— 10

(1) natural infrastructure; 11

(2) green infrastructure (as defined in section 12

502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 13

U.S.C. 1362)); and 14

(3) mechanical removal systems (such as 15

pumps) and filtration technologies. 16

(c) ELIGIBLE PILOT PROGRAM LOCATIONS.—In car-17

rying out the pilot program, the Administrator may carry 18

out projects located in— 19

(1) stormwater systems; 20

(2) wastewater treatment facilities; 21

(3) drinking water systems; and 22

(4) ports, harbors, inland waterways, estuaries, 23

and marine environments. 24

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(d) OUTREACH.—In determining selection criteria 1

and projects to carry out under the pilot program, the Ad-2

ministrator shall conduct outreach to— 3

(1) the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating 4

Committee established under section 5(a) of the Ma-5

rine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1954(a)); and 6

(2) stakeholders and experts in the applicable 7

field, as determined by the Administrator. 8

(e) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date 9

of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit 10

to Congress a report describing the outreach conducted 11

under subsection (d). 12

(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There 13

are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are nec-14

essary to carry out this section. 15

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Picture Name From Date Type
Brian Mast R-FL 02/13/2020 Sponsor
W Steube R-FL 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Aumua Radewagen R-AS 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Matt Cartwright D-PA 03/12/2020 Cosponsor
Suzanne Bonamici D-OR 02/13/2020 Cosponsor
Earl Blumenauer D-OR 02/28/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/14/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/13/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
02/13/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5902. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/13/2020) Making Investments in Curbing the Ruinous Output of Plastics Act of 2020 or the MICRO Plastics Act of 2020 This bill directs the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a pilot program that tests the efficacy and cost effectiveness of tools, technologies, and techniques to (1) remove microplastics from the environment, and (2) prevent the release of microplastics into the environment.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/13/2020) Making Investments in Curbing the Ruinous Output of Plastics Act of 2020 or the MICRO Plastics Act of 2020 This bill directs the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a pilot program that tests the efficacy and cost effectiveness of tools, technologies, and techniques to (1) remove microplastics from the environment, and (2) prevent the release of microplastics into the environment.
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Microplastics pilot program(a)EstablishmentThe Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (referred to in this section as the Administrator) shall establish a pilot program (referred to in this section as the pilot program) to test the efficacy and cost effectiveness of tools, technologies, and techniques—(1)to remove microplastics from the environment; and(2)to prevent the release of microplastics into the environment

Authorization
(f)Authorization of appropriationsThere are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section

Commerce
Bonamici) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedA BILLTo establish a microplastics pilot program, and for other purposes

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(e)ReportNot later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report describing the outreach conducted under subsection (d)


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