Public Law 115-5: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.

By | June 28, 2018
Seal of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Seal of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Nullifies the Stream Protection Rule relating to impacts of surface coal mining on surface and groundwater.

Official Summary

This joint resolution nullifies the Stream Protection Rule finalized by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 20, 2016. The rule addresses the impacts of surface coal mining operations on surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites.

Passed House
2017-02-01
Passed Senate
2017-02-02
Signed by President
2017-02-16
Became Public Law
2017-02-16

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]

Votes

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll073.xml

Passed Senate: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?&congress=115&session=1&vote=00043

Related bill:  HRES 70 (Procedurally Related)

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