H.R.1430 - HONEST Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 03/08/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology | Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||03/30/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Text: H.R.1430 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Referred in Senate (03/30/2017)
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 “Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017” or the “HONEST Act”.
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) the best available science;
“(B) specifically identified; and
“(C) publicly available online in a manner that is sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results, except that any personally identifiable information, trade secrets, or commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential, shall be redacted prior to public availability.
“(2) The redacted information described in paragraph (1)(C) shall be disclosed to a person only after such person signs a written confidentiality agreement with the Administrator, subject to guidance to be developed by the Administrator.
“(A) requiring the Administrator to disseminate scientific and technical information;
“(B) superseding any nondiscretionary statutory requirement; or
“(C) requiring the Administrator to repeal, reissue, or modify a regulation in effect on the date of enactment of the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017.
“(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.
“(5) The Administrator shall carry out this subsection in a manner that does not exceed $1,000,000 per fiscal year, to be derived from amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated.”.
Passed the House of Representatives March 29, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|