H.R.2558 - Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] (Introduced 05/21/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/13/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2558 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/21/2015)
Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2015
Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and of Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly establish the Advisory Board on Environmental Exposures at Atsugi Naval Air Facility to provide expert advice to DOD and VA on matters relating to exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces (members) and their dependents to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, during the period beginning in 1983 in which the air, water, or soil at such facility was contaminated due to an incinerator.
Requires the Board to: (1) consider and study cases of such exposure, (2) evaluate submitted exposure claims, and (3) recommend to such Secretaries that either a claim is insufficient to warrant further consideration or is sufficient to warrant health care or compensation. Authorizes the Board to convene a science panel to consider exposure claims and report results to the Board.
Authorizes the DOD Secretary to provide to such members and dependents the health care benefits recommended by the Board.
Requires the DOD Secretary to: (1) compile a list of individuals exposed to environmental hazards at the facility during the period in which the air, water, or soil was contaminated; and (2) submit a related report to Congress.