H.R.3946 - ICCVAM Authorization Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] (Introduced 05/22/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/05/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3946 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/22/1998)
ICCVAM Authorization Act of 1998 - States that the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) shall be sustained as a permanent standing committee administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Sets forth ICCVAM objectives, including: (1) increasing the efficiency of Federal test method review; and (2) reducing animal testing.
Directs the Institute to establish a Scientific Advisory Committee.
Requires each Federal agency to: (1) identify and forward to ICCVAM those guidelines or regulations it follows requiring or recommending animal testing; (2) promote valid alternatives to animal testing; and (3) adopt ICCVAM recommendations unless such recommendations are inadequate or unsatisfactory.