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senate Bill S. 696

Appalachia Restoration Act

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      Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedMarch 25th, 2009

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Appalachia Restoration Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to include a definition of fill material.


Appalachia Restoration Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to define "fill material" to mean pollutants that: (1) replace a portion of the water of the United States with dry land; or (2) modify the bottom elevation of a body of water for any purpose. Excludes from such definition: (1) the disposal of excess spoil material resulting from coal surface mining and reclamation activities in waters of the United States; or (2) trash or garbage.

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