Text: H.R.2873 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/31/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2873


To evaluate and authorize the continuation of the activities of the Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative to Support Sustainable Manufacturing, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2013

Ms. Esty introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, Education and the Workforce, Small Business, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To evaluate and authorize the continuation of the activities of the Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative to Support Sustainable Manufacturing, and for other purposes.

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 “E3 Initiative Evaluation Act”.

SEC. 2. Economy, Energy, and Environment Initiative.

(a) Comptroller General study and report.—

(1) STUDY.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Comptroller General shall conduct a study regarding coordination of executive branch activities related to the Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative to Support Sustainable Manufacturing.

(B) ISSUES TO BE STUDIED.—In conducting the study under subparagraph (A), the Comptroller General shall evaluate—

(i) the amount of Federal financial, personnel, and other resources used by the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration, and the Department of Agriculture in supporting the activities of the Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative to Support Sustainable Manufacturing;

(ii) the results and accomplishments of the participating agencies’ activities undertaken through such Initiative to assist interested stakeholders;

(iii) barriers to more effective coordination among the agencies participating in such Initiative; and

(iv) ways to increase effective assistance to the stakeholders.

(2) REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall transmit to the Congress a report summarizing the results of the study conducted under paragraph (1).

(b) Continuation of initiative.—The Federal agencies that participate in the Economy, Energy, and Environment (E3) Initiative to Support Sustainable Manufacturing shall continue such participation under the same terms and conditions as specified in the memorandum of understanding signed by the agencies on September 10, 2010, for at least 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

(c) Report.—Not later than March 31st of each year, the agencies participating in the Initiative, through the Interagency Coordinating Committee established under the memorandum of understanding that created the Initiative, shall transmit to Congress a report on the Initiative.


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