National "WIPPES" & "PIPES" Acts

S. 3946: Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act (2022)  - SUPPORT
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By Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Susan Collins (R-ME)

  • Status

    • 7/22/2021: Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

  • Directs the Federal Trade Commission, in consultation with the Environmental Protection
    Agency (EPA) to issue regulations on “Do Not Flush” labeling requirements for the covered
    products defined in the bill, which includes baby wipes, household wipes, disinfecting wipes or personal care wipes. Authorizes a grant program at EPA ($5 M annually) to support and expand education and outreach activities by states, local governments and non-profit organizations to ratepayers. These grants will increase awareness of the label and proper disposal methods for these wipes.

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HR 6591: Protecting Infrastructure and Promoting Environmental Stewardship (PIPES) Act (2022)  - SUPPORT
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By Representative McClain

  • Status: 

    • 02/4/2022: Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.

  • To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a rule that establishes standards for the flushability of disposable nonwoven wipes.

  • Would impose monetary civil penalties on covered entities that violate the Act

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