S.3427 - Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 09/28/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3427 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/28/2016)
Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016
This bill amends the Toxic Substances Control Act by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to: (1) identify and assess the importation, sale, and uses of, and exposures to, asbestos; and (2) impose requirements that permanently eliminate the possibility of human or environmental exposure to asbestos.
The bill allows the President to exempt any use of asbestos from the requirements if: (1) the use is necessary to protect national security interests, (2) no reasonable alternative to the asbestos use exists for the intended purpose, and (3) the use of asbestos will not result in an unreasonable risk to health or the environment.