H.R.1676 - Consumer Products Safe Testing Act101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] (Introduced 04/05/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||04/24/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1676 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
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.