S. 1500 - Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015

Environmental protection. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015

S. 1500 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015
  • Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015
  • Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015
Sponsor
Mike Crapo
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Congressional oversight
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Pest management
  • Water quality
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/03/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/03/2015
6/03/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
6/03/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar8/05/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
10/29/2015Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Inhofe without amendment. With written report No. 114-160. Minority views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar10/29/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 284.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $74,200 Against $2,750
  2. January - February 2011 For $250,100 Against $39,550
  3. March - April 2011 For $416,928 Against $136,442
  4. May - June 2011 For $433,490 Against $91,777
  5. July - August 2011 For $249,893 Against $39,026
  6. September - October 2011 For $467,620 Against $165,617
  7. November - December 2011 For $332,224 Against $113,738
  8. January - February 2012 For $364,974 Against $73,610
  9. March - April 2012 For $504,319 Against $171,483
  10. May - June 2012 For $628,341 Against $357,596
  11. July - August 2012 For $527,994 Against $181,248
  12. September - October 2012 For $1,032,767 Against $538,311
  13. November - December 2012 For $147,581 Against $63,474
  14. January - February 2013 For $214,557 Against $106,750
  15. March - April 2013 For $534,834 Against $238,673
  16. May - June 2013 For $414,699 Against $180,397
  17. July - August 2013 For $327,440 Against $71,056
  18. September - October 2013 For $497,272 Against $87,004
  19. November - December 2013 For $454,372 Against $92,416
  20. January - February 2014 For $377,823 Against $125,442
  21. March - April 2014 For $927,362 Against $212,326
  22. May - June 2014 For $979,207 Against $330,173
  23. July - August 2014 For $595,982 Against $174,461
  24. September - October 2014 For $1,266,464 Against $470,382
  25. November - December 2014 For $263,251 Against $17,877
  26. January - February 2015 For $384,785 Against $36,912
  27. March - April 2015 For $612,959 Against $112,780
  28. May - June 2015 For $543,290 Against $194,618
  29. July - August 2015 For $523,710 Against $49,349
  30. September - October 2015 For $482,765 Against $133,700
  31. November - December 2015 For $402,599 Against $133,423
  32. January - February 2016 For $410,475 Against $70,405
  33. March - April 2016 For $508,264 Against $189,411
  34. May - June 2016 For $749,977 Against $212,066
  35. July - August 2016 For $645,137 Against $94,940
  36. September - October 2016 For $788,019 Against $88,451
  37. November - December 2016 For $58,530 Against $1,975

Votes

    45 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015

    45 organizations supported this bill

    Agricultural Retailers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    American Farm Bureau Federation
    American Farm Bureau Federation (2015, June 15). Senators introduce bill to correct duplicative pesticide permit requirements. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from AFBF.
    American Mosquito Control Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    American Soybean Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    American Sugar Cane League
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Aquatic Plant Management Society
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Biopesticide Industry Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    California Association of Winegrape Growers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Cranberry Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    CropLife America
    CropLife America (2015, June 4). Senate Introduces Sensible Environmental Protection Act to Affirm FIFRA. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from CropLife America.
    Family Farm Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Far West Agribusiness Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Agricultural Aviation Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Alliance of Forest Owners
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Association of Landscape Professionals
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Association of Wheat Growers
    National Association of Wheat Growers (2015, June 4). NAWG Applauds NPDES Fix Legislation. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from National Association of Wheat Growers.
    National Corn Growers Association
    NCGA (2015, August 6). Pesticide Permit Bill Underscores Need for Workable WOTUS Rule. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from NCGA.
    National Cotton Council
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (2015, August 5). NCFC Applauds Senate Committee Approval of Legislation to Eliminate Duplicative Pesticide Permitting. Retrieved August 12, 2015, from NCFC.
    National Farmers Union
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Pest Management Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Potato Council
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    National Water Resources Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    North Central Weed Science Society
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Northeastern Weed Science Society
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Northwest Horticultural Council
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Plains Cotton Growers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    responsible industry for a sound environment
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Southern Cotton Growers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Southern Crop Production Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Southern Weed Science Society
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    U.S. Apple Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    United Fresh Produce Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    USA Rice Federation
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Weed Science Society of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Western Growers
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Western Plant Health Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.
    Western Society of Weed Science
    Undersigned organizations (2015, August 4). One hundred undersigned organizations urge your support for S 1500. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from United Fresh Produce Association.

    3 organizations opposed this bill

    beyond pesticides
    Beyond Pesticides (2015, June 5). Congress Continues Attacks on Clean Water Act Protections. Retrieved June 10, 2015, from Beyond Pesticides.
    Center for Effective Government
    Gumm, Brian (2015, August 13). Senate Bill Would Make it Harder to Protect Lakes and Rivers from Pesticides-Without Any Hearings. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from Center for Effective Government.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Wu, Mae (2015, August 4). Senators Working to Solve Pretend Problem. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from NRDC.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$102,487$19,100
    Kelly AyotteRNH$182,603$11,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$73,214$160,766
    John BarrassoRWY$100,600$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$150,287$474,313
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$44,421$66,979
    Roy BluntRMO$496,019$5,700
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$144,479$124,712
    John BoozmanRAR$276,430$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$3,402$500
    Sherrod BrownDOH$148,815$118,721
    Richard BurrRNC$291,425$8,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$76,333$134,802
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$129,351$4,500
    Ben CardinDMD$43,946$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$50,417$6,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$120,600$28,004
    Bill CassidyRLA$294,725$37,300
    Daniel CoatsRIN$17,250$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$906,657$14,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$73,990$37,050
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$23,200$21,400
    Bob CorkerRTN$136,547$0
    John CornynRTX$210,389$0
    Tom CottonRAR$297,381$2,600
    Mike CrapoRID$201,113$0
    Ted CruzRTX$150,117$1,250
    Steve DainesRMT$264,214$1,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$158,519$31,596
    Dick DurbinDIL$96,071$58,261
    Mike EnziRWY$50,187$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$109,505$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$431,967$16,350
    Deb FischerRNE$334,752$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$228,232$0
    Al FrankenDMN$138,593$115,838
    Cory GardnerRCO$454,987$750
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$134,783$46,100
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$248,572$39,663
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$364,171$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$146,330$1,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$76,954$273,819
    Heidi HeitkampDND$210,733$2,000
    Dean HellerRNV$83,809$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$38,750$38,426
    John HoevenRND$209,384$0
    Jim InhofeROK$135,908$500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$267,699$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$197,369$0
    Tim KaineDVA$94,806$303,413
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$62,615$43,570
    Mark KirkRIL$115,862$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$267,635$15,150
    James LankfordROK$139,670$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$61,325$34,518
    Mike LeeRUT$54,600$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$90,750$3,500
    Ed MarkeyDMA$60,775$382,981
    John McCainRAZ$114,917$2,700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$188,874$8,500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$626,245$3,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$152,874$14,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$118,642$147,805
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$14,700$250
    Jerry MoranRKS$440,332$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$302,070$12,550
    Chris MurphyDCT$63,343$123,496
    Patty MurrayDWA$254,602$101,278
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$269,250$68,882
    Rand PaulRKY$164,569$0
    David PerdueRGA$346,530$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$147,681$457,339
    Rob PortmanROH$300,660$26,310
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$15,050$15,700
    Harry ReidDNV$27,400$12,800
    Jim RischRID$108,237$1,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$507,302$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$120,900$0
    Marco RubioRFL$440,068$11,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$52,435$52,647
    Ben SasseRNE$185,192$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$66,577$286,989
    Chuck SchumerDNY$214,060$123,179
    Tim ScottRSC$238,385$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$80,634$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$59,050$218,813
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$62,270$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$750,029$33,475
    Dan SullivanRAK$102,811$0
    Jon TesterDMT$186,857$269,985
    John ThuneRSD$361,671$9,925
    Thom TillisRNC$293,800$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$229,225$0
    Tom UdallDNM$81,445$171,894
    David VitterRLA$51,850$19,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$64,200$51,238
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$88,013$184,496
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$28,633$126,560
    Roger F. WickerRMS$99,974$5,500
    Ron WydenDOR$297,122$133,478

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$102,487$19,100
    Kelly AyotteRNH$182,603$11,000
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$73,214$160,766
    John BarrassoRWY$100,600$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$150,287$474,313
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$44,421$66,979
    Roy BluntRMO$496,019$5,700
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$144,479$124,712
    John BoozmanRAR$276,430$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$3,402$500
    Sherrod BrownDOH$148,815$118,721
    Richard BurrRNC$291,425$8,000
    Maria CantwellDWA$76,333$134,802
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$129,351$4,500
    Ben CardinDMD$43,946$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$50,417$6,500
    Bob CaseyDPA$120,600$28,004
    Bill CassidyRLA$294,725$37,300
    Daniel CoatsRIN$17,250$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$906,657$14,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$73,990$37,050
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$23,200$21,400
    Bob CorkerRTN$136,547$0
    John CornynRTX$210,389$0
    Tom CottonRAR$297,381$2,600
    Mike CrapoRID$201,113$0
    Ted CruzRTX$150,117$1,250
    Steve DainesRMT$264,214$1,000
    Joe DonnellyDIN$158,519$31,596
    Dick DurbinDIL$96,071$58,261
    Mike EnziRWY$50,187$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$109,505$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$431,967$16,350
    Deb FischerRNE$334,752$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$228,232$0
    Al FrankenDMN$138,593$115,838
    Cory GardnerRCO$454,987$750
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$134,783$46,100
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$248,572$39,663
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$364,171$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$146,330$1,000
    Martin HeinrichDNM$76,954$273,819
    Heidi HeitkampDND$210,733$2,000
    Dean HellerRNV$83,809$6,000
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$38,750$38,426
    John HoevenRND$209,384$0
    Jim InhofeROK$135,908$500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$267,699$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$197,369$0
    Tim KaineDVA$94,806$303,413
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$62,615$43,570
    Mark KirkRIL$115,862$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$267,635$15,150
    James LankfordROK$139,670$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$61,325$34,518
    Mike LeeRUT$54,600$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$90,750$3,500
    Ed MarkeyDMA$60,775$382,981
    John McCainRAZ$114,917$2,700
    Claire McCaskillDMO$188,874$8,500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$626,245$3,500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$152,874$14,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$118,642$147,805
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$14,700$250
    Jerry MoranRKS$440,332$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$302,070$12,550
    Chris MurphyDCT$63,343$123,496
    Patty MurrayDWA$254,602$101,278
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$269,250$68,882
    Rand PaulRKY$164,569$0
    David PerdueRGA$346,530$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$147,681$457,339
    Rob PortmanROH$300,660$26,310
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$15,050$15,700
    Harry ReidDNV$27,400$12,800
    Jim RischRID$108,237$1,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$507,302$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$120,900$0
    Marco RubioRFL$440,068$11,513
    Bernie SandersIVT$52,435$52,647
    Ben SasseRNE$185,192$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$66,577$286,989
    Chuck SchumerDNY$214,060$123,179
    Tim ScottRSC$238,385$3,000
    Jeff SessionsRAL$80,634$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$59,050$218,813
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$62,270$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$750,029$33,475
    Dan SullivanRAK$102,811$0
    Jon TesterDMT$186,857$269,985
    John ThuneRSD$361,671$9,925
    Thom TillisRNC$293,800$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$229,225$0
    Tom UdallDNM$81,445$171,894
    David VitterRLA$51,850$19,800
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$64,200$51,238
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$88,013$184,496
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$28,633$126,560
    Roger F. WickerRMS$99,974$5,500
    Ron WydenDOR$297,122$133,478

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Crop production & basic processing$3,814,479
    Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
    Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,830,846
    Agricultural services & related industries$1,420,173
    Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,185,731
    Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,184,786
    Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,175,992
    Food wholesalers$972,709
    Rural electric cooperatives$659,084
    Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$620,750
    Water Utilities$524,332
    Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
    Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$481,151
    Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$444,677
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
    Cotton$398,083
    Agriculture$189,296
    Farm bureaus$165,148
    Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
    Pest control$110,860
    Recreation/Entertainment$93,766

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$5,398,859
    Consumer groups$750
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