Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 29, 2010


Committee will consider a bill to require feds to pay their fair share to clean up local stormwater pollution

On Wednesday, June 30 at 9:00AM, the Senate Committee on Environment Works (EPW) will consider major legislation to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay authored by U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the EPW Water and Wildlife Subcommittee. Also on the agenda for Wednesday’s business session are bills to facilitate restoration of other treasured waters from the Long Island Sound to San Francisco Bay and Puget Sound to the Gulf of Mexico, and an additional Cardin bill that would require the federal government to pay localities for cleanup up stormwater pollution generated by the federal government.

WHAT: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Business Meeting, including legislation to Preserve and Restore Great Water Bodies

WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 9:00AM ET

WHERE: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC

WEBCAST: Webcast will be available at starting at 9:00 AM ET

AGENDA: (not listed in order of consideration)

* S. 1816, Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2009

· S. 1311, Gulf of Mexico Restoration and Protection Act

* S. __, Columbia River Basin Restoration Act of 2010

S. 3073, Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010

· S. 3539, San Francisco Bay Restoration Act

* H.R. 4715, Clean Estuaries Act of 2010

S. 2739, Puget Sound Recovery Act of 2009

S. 3119, Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act

S. 3481, A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Federal responsibility for stormwater pollution

Other bills being considered at the EPW Business Meeting include:

* S. 3305, Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010

· S. 3515, Department of the Interior Research and Technologies for Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 2010

· S. 3354, A bill to redesignate the North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges Complex as the Sam D. Hamilton North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges Complex

· H.R. 3562, To designate the federally occupied building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal Building"

· GSA Resolution – Columbia Plaza

Just a reminder: If you would like us to save a seat for you, please let your Senate Press Gallery know, and drop a note to Kate Gilman at to let her know you’re coming. Please note that media are required to display current Senate press credentials. In order to guarantee that a seat can be saved, please plan to arrive promptly, prior to the scheduled start time of the hearing. Television producers should contact the Senate Radio and TV Gallery in advance if possible to ensure that we’re ready to accommodate you.