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Short Titles - Senate

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Department of Environmental Protection Act of 1993

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  • Department of Environmental Protection Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Department of the Environment Act of 1993

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  • Department of the Environment Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of the Environment Act of 1993

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  • Department of the Environment Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An Act to establish the Department of Environmental Protection, provide for a Bureau of Environmental Statistics and a Presidential Commission on Improving Environmental Protection, and for other purposes.

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to establish the Department of the Environment, provide for a Bureau of Environmental Statistics and a Presidential Commission on Improving Environmental Protection, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (5)

Date Actions Overview
05/04/1993Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 79-15. Record Vote No: 114.(consideration: CR S5315-5363)
04/15/1993Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported to Senate by Senator Baucus under the authority of the order of Mar 30, 93 without amendment. With written report No. 103-39. Supplemental views filed.
04/15/1993By Senator Glenn from Committee on Governmental Affairs filed written report under the authority of the order of Mar 30, 93. Report No. 103-38. Additional and minority views filed.
03/31/1993Committee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Glenn with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
01/21/1993Introduced in Senate

All Actions (59)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/05/1993-6:44pmHouseHeld at the desk.
05/05/1993SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/05/1993-1:23pmHouseReceived in the House.
05/04/1993SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 79-15. Record Vote No: 114. (consideration: CR S5315-5363)
05/04/1993SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote.
05/04/1993SenateS.Amdt.340 Amendment agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
05/04/1993SenateS.Amdt.341 Amendment SP 341 agreed to in Senate by Voice.
05/04/1993SenateS.Amdt.341 Motion to table SP 341 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 40-54. Record Vote No: 113.
05/04/1993SenateS.Amdt.341 Proposed by Senator Baucus to Amendment SP 340. In the nature of a substitute.
05/04/1993SenateS.Amdt.340 Proposed by Senator Bond. To provide that a single Federal agency shall be responsible for making technical determinations with respect to wetland or converted wetland on agricultural lands.
05/04/1993SenateConsidered by Senate.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.334 Amendment as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 95-3. Record Vote No: 111.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.339 Amendment SP 339 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.339 Proposed by Senator Roth for Senator Chafee. To change the name of the Department of the Environment to the Department of Environmental Protection.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.338 Amendment SP 338 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.338 Proposed by Senator Wellstone. To establish an Office of Environmental Justice, and for other purposes.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.337 Motion to table SP 337 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 70-26. Record Vote No: 112.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.337 Proposed by Senator Hatch. To institute accountability in the Department's regulatory process and establish a program for the systematic selection of regulatory priorities.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.336 Amendment SP 336 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.336 Proposed by Senator Murkowski. To provide for coordination in the issuance of permits under Federal environmental laws.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.335 Amendment SP 335 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.335 Proposed by Senator Murkowski. To require the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Statistics to provide certain cost benefit assessments resulting from rulemaking, and for other purposes.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.334 Proposed by Senator Johnston. Relating to the risk to the health and safety of individual members of the public addressed by the regulation and its affect on human health or the environment.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.331 Amendment SP 331 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97-0. Record Vote No: 110.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.332 Amendment SP 332 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.333 Amendment SP 333 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.333 Proposed by Senator Hatfield. To provide for the enhancement of state and local capacity.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.332 Proposed by Senator Glenn to Amendment SP 331. To provide environmental compliance assistance to small governmental jurisdictions, and for other purposes.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.331 Proposed by Senator Lieberman. To establish a Small Business Ombudsman Office within the Department of the Environment, to provide environmental compliance assistance to small business concerns and family farms, and for other purposes.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.329 Motion to table SP 329 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50-48. Record Vote No: 109.
04/29/1993SenateS.Amdt.329 Considered by Senate.
04/29/1993SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S5108-5170)
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.330 Amendment SP 330 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.330 Proposed by Senator Gorton. To modify the membership of the Commission on Improving Environmental Protection, and for other purposes.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.329 Proposed by Senator Nickles. To require analysis and estimates of the likely impact of Federal legislation and regulations upon the private sector and State and local governments, and for other purposes.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.327 Amendment SP 327 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.327 Motion to table SP 327 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 16-79. Record Vote No: 108.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.327 Proposed by Senator McCain. To provide that one of the Assistant Secretaries of the Department of the Environment shall be an Assistant Secretary for Indian Lands.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.325 Motion to table SP 325 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65-33. Record Vote No: 107.
04/28/1993SenateS.Amdt.325 Considered by Senate.
04/28/1993SenateConsidered by Senate.
04/27/1993SenateS.Amdt.326 Amendment SP 326 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/27/1993SenateS.Amdt.326 Proposed by Senator Glenn. To terminate the office providing support services for the Council on Environmental Quality, and for other purposes.
04/27/1993SenateS.Amdt.324 Motion to table SP 324 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-42. Record Vote No: 106.
04/27/1993SenateS.Amdt.325 Proposed by Senator Specter. To contain health care costs and increase access to affordable health care, and for other purposes.
04/27/1993SenateS.Amdt.324 Proposed by Senator Roth. In the nature of a substitute.
04/27/1993SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4880-4914)
04/22/1993SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S4809-4823)
04/15/1993SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 57.
04/15/1993SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Reported to Senate by Senator Baucus under the authority of the order of Mar 30, 93 without amendment. With written report No. 103-39. Supplemental views filed.
04/15/1993SenateBy Senator Glenn from Committee on Governmental Affairs filed written report under the authority of the order of Mar 30, 93. Report No. 103-38. Additional and minority views filed.
04/02/1993SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered favorably reported Section 112 of the bill.
04/01/1993SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held on Section 112 of the bill. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 103-79.
03/31/1993SenateReferred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works pursuant to the order of March 30, 1993, solely for the consideration of section 112.
03/31/1993SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Glenn with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
03/24/1993SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
02/18/1993SenateCommittee on Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 103-164.
01/21/1993SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
01/21/1993SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S601-602)

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Governmental Affairs01/21/1993 Referred to
02/18/1993 Hearings by
03/24/1993 Markup by
03/31/1993 Reported by S.Rept 103-38
Senate Environment and Public Works03/31/1993 Referred to
04/01/1993 Hearings by
04/15/1993 Reported by S.Rept 103-39

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed Senate amended (05/04/1993)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to

Cabinet Level

Title II: Establishment of the Commission on Improving

Environmental Protection

Title III: Effective Date

Department of Environmental Protection Act of 1993- Title I: Elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to Cabinet Level - Department of Environmental Protection Act - Redesignates the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the Department of Environmental Protection.

Encourages the Secretary of Environmental Protection to: (1) assist the Secretary of State in participating in international environmental protection agreements and organizations; (2) conduct research on and develop responses to international environmental problems; and (3) provide assistance to foreign countries and international bodies to improve the environment.

Sets forth provisions concerning guidance for small businesses and other persons in applying for permits.

Establishes: (1) a Small Business Ombudsman Office to carry out environmental compliance and technical assistance for small businesses; (2) a Bureau of Environmental Statistics; and (3) an Advisory Council on Environmental Statistics.

Requires the Secretary to carry out environmental compliance and technical assistance programs for small governmental jurisdictions.

Authorizes grants to, and contracts with, State and local governments, Indian tribes, universities, and other organizations to assist in data collection.

Directs the Secretary to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences for a report on the adequacy of the Department's data collection procedures and capabilities. Authorizes appropriations.

Abolishes the Council on Environmental Quality and transfers the Council's functions to the Secretary.

Sets forth conflict-of-interest disclosure requirements for persons entering into arrangements for services with the Secretary. Requires public notice when the award of a contract may result in a conflict of interests.

Establishes the Office of Environmental Justice to: (1) develop a plan to ensure equality in environmental protection; (2) evaluate whether environmental policy is helping individuals who suffer the highest exposure to pollution; (3) collect data on environmental health effects; (4) identify environmental high impact areas which are subject to the highest loadings of toxic chemicals; and (5) assess health effects that may be caused by emissions in high impact areas.

Sets forth requirements for risk assessment with respect to regulations promulgated by the Secretary concerning human health or the environment.

Directs the President to report to the Congress on measures to provide that: (1) a single Federal agency be responsible for making technical determinations on agricultural lands with respect to wetlands to reduce confusion among agricultural producers; and (2) provide that the Soil Conservation Service be responsible for all such technical determinations on agricultural lands.

Title II: Establishment of the Commission on Improving Environmental Protection - Establishes the Commission on Improving Environmental Protection to make recommendations on the implementation of Federal environmental laws to protect human health and the environment. Authorizes appropriations.

Title III: Effective Date - Sets forth the effective date of this Act.