H.R.2694 - Department of Environmental Protection Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] (Introduced 08/01/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||08/13/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.2694 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Department of Environmental Protection Act - Redesignates the Environmental Protection Agency as the Department of Environmental Protection, to be headed by a Secretary of the Environment, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Introduced in House (08/01/2001)
Establishes in the Department, among other entities: (1) an information resources management steering committee; (2) a Chief Information Officer; (3) a Bureau of Environmental Statistics; (4) an Office of Environmental Justice and an associated advisory committee; and (5) a Science Advisory Board.
Directs the Secretary to encourage greater public access to, and use of, departmental information and develop a public access system containing an inventory of the Department's public information.
Sets forth provisions for strategic planning and performance measurement, use of scientific information, conflicts of interest, and contract administration.