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USE IT Act
Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act

Short Titles as Introduced

USE IT Act
Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
05/13/2019By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 116-38.
04/10/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. Without written report.
02/07/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
05/13/2019By Senator Barrasso from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 116-38.
Action By: Senate
04/10/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 70.
Action By: Senate
04/10/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. Without written report.
04/10/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
02/27/2019Committee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 116-5.
02/07/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (18)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works02/07/2019 Referred to
02/27/2019 Hearings by
04/10/2019 Markup by
04/10/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-38

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Reported to Senate (04/10/2019)

Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act or the USE IT Act

This bill addresses the capture, utilization, and sequestration of carbon dioxide.

The Environmental Protection Agency must (1) establish a competitive prize program for certain technology projects that capture carbon dioxide directly from the air, (2) research and develop technologies or approaches that transform carbon dioxide generated by industrial processes into a product of commercial value, and (3) support research and infrastructure activities relating to carbon dioxide utilization by providing technical and financial assistance.

The bill includes the construction of infrastructure for carbon capture (e.g., carbon dioxide pipelines) among those projects subject to performance schedules designed to reduce permitting and project delivery time.

The Government Accountability Office must issue a report that identifies grant programs that research carbon capture and utilization technologies and examines whether the programs overlap.

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) must publish guidance to (1) facilitate reviews associated with the deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines; and (2) support the development of such projects and pipelines.

The CEQ must also establish at least two task forces to (1) identify challenges and successes that permitting authorities and project developers and operators face, and (2) improve the performance of the permitting process and regional coordination.