S.1798 - Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 11/03/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/13/2012 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-567. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1798 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/03/2011)
Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) establish and maintain an open pit burn registry for members of the Armed Forces deployed in a contingency operation in Iraq or Afghanistan who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits used for disposing solid waste, (2) include in such registry information necessary to ascertain and monitor the health effects of such exposure, (3) develop a public information campaign to inform eligible individuals about the registry, and (4) periodically notify such individuals of significant developments in the study and treatment of conditions associated with such exposure.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) contract with an independent scientific organization to develop a report assessing the effectiveness of actions taken to collect and maintain information on the health effects of such exposure, and (2) submit the completed report to Congress.