H.R.6527 - Alerting Localities of Environmental Risks and Threats Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 04/17/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6527 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/17/2020)
Alerting Localities of Environmental Risks and Threats Act of 2020
This bill requires the owner or operator of a facility where hazardous chemicals are produced, used, or stored to hold a public meeting within 72 hours of the release of an extremely hazardous substance. The owner or operator must publish a notice in a local newspaper, giving at least 24 hours of notice before the public meeting. Such notice must be posted at a local library, other local government buildings, and on the facility's public website.
The bill also requires the owner or operator of a facility to hold an annual public meeting, where specified information regarding the extremely hazardous substances at the facility must be disclosed. Notice for such meeting must be published in a local newspaper at least a week in advance of the meeting. The bill provides for a civil penalty if such public meeting and notice requirements are not met.