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Introduced in House (02/02/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 816


To amend the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to improve reporting about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2017

Mr. Calvert (for himself, Mr. Royce of California, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Ms. Titus, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Marino, and Ms. Roybal-Allard) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to improve reporting about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing Act” or the “FACT Act”.

SEC. 2. Reporting requirements; provision of information.

(a) Report contents.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Paragraph (7) of section 3(e) of the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l–3(e)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end of the paragraph the following: “, to include a description of the progress on the development, validation, acceptance, and utilization of alternative test methods (including animal use data by species, number, and test type) for toxicological testing conducted, supported, or required by, or submitted to, each Federal agency listed in subsection (c) during the reporting period”.

(2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by paragraph (1) applies with respect to reports that are made available to the public on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

(b) Provision of information.—Section 4 of the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l–4) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(f) Provision of information.—Each Federal agency carrying out a program described in subsection (a), or its specific regulatory unit or units, shall provide ICCVAM with information needed to carry out this Act.”.