On July 31, 2009, Representative Louise Slaughter introduced legislation to amend CERCLA and create a grant program to assist with the investigation and remediation of waterfront brownfield sites. Under the proposal, eligible entities could receive up to $500,000 to assist with the design and implementation of water quality improvements, low impact development approaches, green infrastructure, remediation and management of sediments, or flood damage prevention associated with waterfront brownfields remediation and reuse. The legislation has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

A copy of the proposal can be viewed here.