Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/11/2020          

Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2020

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02/11/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5856 

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a 
decentralized wastewater grant program, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 
Ms. SEWELL of Alabama introduced the following bill; which was referred to 

the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 

A BILL 
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to estab-

lish a decentralized wastewater grant 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 ‘‘Decentralized Waste-4

water Grant Act of 2020’’. 5

SEC. 2. DECENTRALIZED WASTEWATER GRANT PROGRAM. 6

(a) IN GENERAL.—Title II of the Federal Water Pol-7

lution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1281 et seq.) is amended 8

by adding at the end the following: 9

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‘‘SEC. 222. GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, OR RE-1

PLACEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD DE-2

CENTRALIZED WASTEWATER TREATMENT 3

SYSTEMS. 4

‘‘(a) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘eligible 5

individual’ means a member of a household, the members 6

of which have a combined income (for the most recent 12- 7

month period for which information is available) equal to 8

not more than 50 percent of the median nonmetropolitan 9

household income for the State in which the household is 10

located, according to the most recent decennial census. 11

‘‘(b) GRANT PROGRAM.—The Administrator shall es-12

tablish a program to provide a grant to a qualified non-13

profit organization, as determined by the Administrator, 14

to provide a subgrant to an eligible individual— 15

‘‘(1) for the construction, repair, or replacement 16

of an individual household decentralized wastewater 17

treatment system; 18

‘‘(2) if the eligible individual resides in a house-19

hold that could be cost-effectively connected to an 20

available publicly owned treatment works, for the 21

connection of the household of the eligible individual 22

to the publicly owned treatment works; or 23

‘‘(3) for the installation of a larger decentral-24

ized wastewater system designed to provide treat-25

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ment for 2 or more households in which eligible indi-1

viduals reside, if— 2

‘‘(A) site conditions at the households are 3

unsuitable for the installation of an individually 4

owned decentralized wastewater system; 5

‘‘(B) multiple examples of unsuitable site 6

conditions exist in close geographic proximity to 7

each other; and 8

‘‘(C) a larger decentralized wastewater sys-9

tem could be cost-effectively installed. 10

‘‘(c) PRIORITY.—In awarding subgrants under this 11

section, a qualified nonprofit organization that receives a 12

grant under this section shall give priority to— 13

‘‘(1) an eligible individual who does not have 14

access to a functioning sanitary sewage disposal sys-15

tem; and 16

‘‘(2) a group of eligible individuals that do not 17

have access to a functioning sanitary sewage dis-18

posal system. 19

‘‘(d) APPLICATION.—To be eligible to receive a grant 20

under this section, a qualified nonprofit organization shall 21

submit to the Administrator an application at such time, 22

in such manner, and containing such information as the 23

Administrator may require. 24

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‘‘(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There 1

are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator 2

such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.’’. 3

(b) WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REVOLVING LOAN 4

FUNDS.—Section 603 of the Federal Water Pollution 5

Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1383) is amended— 6

(1) in subsection (c)— 7

(A) in paragraph (10), by adding ‘‘and’’ at 8

the end; 9

(B) in paragraph (11)(B), by striking ‘‘; 10

and’’ at the end and inserting a period; and 11

(C) by striking paragraph (12); and 12

(2) by striking subsection (j). 13

(c) NO REPORTING REQUIREMENT.—Section 4107 of 14

the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (Public 15

Law 115–270; 132 Stat. 3877) is amended by striking 16

subsection (b). 17

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Terri Sewell D-AL 02/11/2020 Sponsor
Brian Babin R-TX 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/11/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5856. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/11/2020) Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2020 This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems in households with certain incomes.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/11/2020) Decentralized Wastewater Grant Act of 2020 This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems in households with certain incomes.
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Sewell of Alabama introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureA BILLTo amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a decentralized wastewater grant program, and for other purposes

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

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