H.R.2154 - Military Environmental Responsibility Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] (Introduced 06/13/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Resources; Education and the Workforce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/06/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Readiness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2154 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Military Environmental Responsibility Act - Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) and defense-related agencies (the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Office of Naval Nuclear Reactors, and any others as designated by the President) to fully comply with designated Federal and State environmental laws, including those related to public health and safety, to the same extent as any other entities subject to such laws. Waives any immunity of the United States with respect to such laws as applied to DOD and any defense-related agency. Provides for administrative enforcement actions.
Introduced in House (06/13/2001)
Requires the Secretary of Defense , for each weapon system for which congressional budget justification is required, to ensure that all development and procurement decisions comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Repeals: (1) a Federal provision prohibiting the use of certain military appropriation accounts for the payment of fines and penalties for environmental noncompliance; and (2) a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 which prohibits the use of defense funds to conduct treatment, storage, or disposal activities at sites designated under the Formerly Utilized Site Remedial Action Program.