H.R.4215 - Methyl Bromide Fairness Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] (Introduced 04/06/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||04/24/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.|
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4215 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4215 To amend title VI of the Clean Air Act with respect to the phaseout schedule for methyl bromide. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 6, 2000 Mr. Pombo (for himself, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mrs. Thurman, and Mr. Aderholt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title VI of the Clean Air Act with respect to the phaseout schedule for methyl bromide. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Methyl Bromide Fairness Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. PHASEOUT SCHEDULE FOR METHYL BROMIDE. Section 604 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7671c), as amended by section 764 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (as contained in section 101(a) of division A of Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681, 2681-36), is amended-- (1) in subsection (d), by amending paragraph (5) to read as follows: ``(5) Sanitation and food protection.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the production, importation, and consumption of methyl bromide to fumigate commodities or articles or facilities where such commodities or articles may be processed or stored for purposes of compliance with Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service requirements or with any international, Federal, State, or local sanitation or food protection standard shall be exempt.''; and (2) by amending subsection (h) to read as follows: ``(h) Methyl Bromide.--Notwithstanding section 602(d), section 606, or subsection (b) or (d) of this section, the Administrator shall not terminate production of methyl bromide prior to January 1, 2015. The Administrator shall promulgate rules for reductions in, and terminate the production, importation, and consumption of, methyl bromide under a schedule that is in accordance with, but not more stringent than, the phaseout schedule of the Montreal Protocol for developing countries as described in Article 5 of such Protocol.''. <all>