Summary: H.R.1676 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1676. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/05/1989)

Consumer Products Safe Testing Act - Prohibits Federal department or agency heads from considering LD50 test results when determining product safety, labeling, or transportation requirements for purposes of Federal regulation. (LD50 is a procedure whereby toxicity is measured in terms of the median dose that will kill 50 percent of the test animals within a specified time.)

Requires Federal department and agency heads to: (1) review and evaluate directives that call for the use of an animal toxicity test; and (2) promulgate regulations specifying the use of nonanimal alternatives.

Requires that animal toxicity testing regulations be subject to periodic agency review and to public comment in certain cases.