4:11 PM EDT
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR 3rd

Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Chairman, as the designee of the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Markey), I have an amendment at the desk.

The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.

The text of the amendment is as follows:

At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 6. PROTECTION OF WATERS PROVIDING CERTAIN BENEFITS.

None of the provisions of this Act, including the amendments made by this Act, shall apply to waters that, as determined by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency--

(1) provide flood protection for communities;

(2) are a valuable fish and wildlife habitat that provides benefits to the economy; or

(3) are coastal recreational waters.

The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 347, the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. Blumenauer) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.

The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Oregon.