HR 2693

Title: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit attorney fees and penalties in citizen suits, and for other purposes.
Author: Rep. Duncan Hunter (REP-CA)

Summary
...This bill amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to limit the amount that may be awarded for the costs of litigation in citizen suits. An award of litigation costs may not exceed: (1) an amount that is proportional to the number of successful claims included in the complaint, or (2) the amount of monetary penalties.</p> <p>The award of litigation costs must be based on the prevailing rates in the local market area where the violation occurred for the kind and quality of the services furnished. </p> <p>Citizen suits may not be commenced if the Environmental Protection Agency or a state has commenced and is diligently prosecuting a civil or criminal action through the issuance of a compliance order.</p> <p>The bill provides for certain ...

Status
Introduced in House 05/25/2017
Introduced in House 05/25/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 05/25/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 05/26/2017

Bill Text
06/07/2017 - HR 2693 (Introduced+in+House)
05/25/2017 - HR 2693 (Introduced+in+House)
05/25/2017 - HR 2693 (Introduced+in+House)
05/18/2017 - HR 2693 (Introduced+in+House)

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Author Details


    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
    () - U.S. Representative

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    Capital Address:
    2429 Rayburn House Office Building

    Washington, DC 20515-0550
    Phone: (202) 225-5672

    District Address:
    1611 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 310

    El Cajon, CA 92020
    Phone: (619) 448-5201
    Fax: (619) 449-2251

 
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