H.R.4012 - Secret Science Reform Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 02/06/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology | Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 113-619|
|Latest Action:||11/20/2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||11/19/2014 : Passed House|
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Text: H.R.4012 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Referred in Senate (11/20/2014)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.
This Act may be cited as the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2014”.
Section 6(b) of the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 4363 note) is amended to read as follows:
“(A) specifically identified; and
“(B) publicly available online in a manner that is sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results.
“(2) Nothing in the subsection shall be construed as requiring the public dissemination of information the disclosure of which is prohibited by law.
“(A) the term ‘covered action’ means a risk, exposure, or hazard assessment, criteria document, standard, limitation, regulation, regulatory impact analysis, or guidance; and
“(i) materials, data, and associated protocols necessary to understand, assess, and extend conclusions;
“(ii) computer codes and models involved in the creation and analysis of such information;
“(iii) recorded factual materials; and
“(iv) detailed descriptions of how to access and use such information.”.
Passed the House of Representatives November 19, 2014.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|