S.544 - Secret Science Reform Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 02/24/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 114-69|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/22/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 124. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.544 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (06/22/2015)
Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. A "covered action" includes a risk, exposure, or hazard assessment, criteria document, standard, limitation, regulation, regulatory impact analysis, or guidance.
The EPA must carry out the bill in a manner that does not exceed $1 million per fiscal year.