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116th Congress    }                                  {   Rept. 116-312
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                  {          Part 1

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       SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2019

                                _______
                                

 November 26, 2019.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Ms. Johnson of Texas, from the Committee on Science, Space, and 
                  Technology, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2051]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, to whom 
was referred the bill (H.R. 2051) to provide for Federal 
coordination of activities supporting sustainable chemistry, 
and for other purposes, having considered the same, report 
favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill 
as amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
   I. Amendment.......................................................2
  II. Purpose of the Bill.............................................5
 III. Background and Need for the Legislation.........................5
  IV. Committee Hearings..............................................6
   V. Committee Consideration and Votes...............................6
  VI. Summary of Major Provisions of the Bill.........................7
 VII.  Section-By-Section Analysis (By Title and Section).............7
 VIII.Committee Views.................................................8

  IX. Cost Estimate...................................................8
   X. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate.......................9
  XI. Compliance with Public Law 104-4 (Unfunded Mandates)...........10
 XII. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations...............10
 XIII. Statement on General Performance Goals and Objectives.........10

 XIV. Federal Advisory Committee Statement...........................10
  XV. Duplication of Federal Programs................................10
 XVI. Earmark Identification.........................................10
 XVII.Applicability to the Legislative Branch........................10

XVIII.Statement on Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law.........10

 XIX. Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, As Reported..........10
  XX. Exchange of Committee Correspondence...........................11
 XXI. Proceedings of Full Committee Markup...........................13

                              I. Amendment

    The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Sustainable Chemistry Research and 
Development Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

  Congress finds that--
          (1) Congress recognized the importance and value of 
        sustainable chemistry and the role of the Federal Government in 
        section 114 of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act 
        (Public Law 114-329);
          (2) sustainable chemistry and materials transformation is a 
        key value contributor to business competitiveness across many 
        industrial and consumer sectors;
          (3) companies across hundreds of supply chains critical to 
        the American economy are seeking to reduce costs and open new 
        markets through innovations in manufacturing and materials, and 
        are in need of new innovations in chemistry, including 
        sustainable chemistry;
          (4) sustainable chemistry can improve the efficiency with 
        which natural resources are used to meet human needs for 
        chemical products while avoiding environmental harm, reduce or 
        eliminate the emissions of and exposures to hazardous 
        substances, minimize the use of resources, and benefit the 
        economy, people, and the environment; and
          (5) a recent report by the Government Accountability Office 
        (GAO-18-307) found that the Federal Government could play an 
        important role in helping realize the full innovation and 
        market potential of sustainable chemistry technologies, 
        including through a coordinated national effort on sustainable 
        chemistry and standardized tools and definitions to support 
        sustainable chemistry research, development, demonstration, and 
        commercialization.

SEC. 3. NATIONAL COORDINATING ENTITY FOR SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY.

  (a) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy shall convene an interagency entity (referred to in 
this Act as the ``Entity'') under the National Science and Technology 
Council with the responsibility to coordinate Federal programs and 
activities in support of sustainable chemistry, including those 
described in sections 5 and 6.
  (b) Coordination With Existing Groups.--In convening the Entity, the 
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall consider 
overlap and possible coordination with existing committees, 
subcommittees, or other groups of the National Science and Technology 
Council, such as--
          (1) the Committee on Environment;
          (2) the Committee on Technology;
          (3) the Committee on Science; or
          (4) related groups or subcommittees.
  (c) Co-chairs.--The Entity shall be co-chaired by the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy and a representative from the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, the National Science Foundation, or the Department of 
Energy, as selected by the Director of the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy.
  (d) Agency Participation.--The Entity shall include representatives, 
including subject matter experts, from the Environmental Protection 
Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the 
National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Department 
of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of 
Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and 
Drug Administration, and other related Federal agencies, as 
appropriate.
  (e) Termination.--The Entity shall terminate on the date that is 10 
years after the date of enactment of this Act. 

SEC. 4. ROADMAP FOR SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY.

  (a) Roadmap.--Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Entity shall--
          (1) consult with relevant stakeholders including 
        representatives from industry, academia, the Federal 
        Government, and international entities to develop and update as 
        needed a consensus definition of ``sustainable chemistry'' to 
        guide the activities under this Act;
          (2) develop a working framework of attributes characterizing 
        and metrics for assessing sustainable chemistry, as described 
        in subsection (b);
          (3) assess the state of sustainable chemistry in the United 
        States as a key benchmark from which progress under the 
        activities described in this Act can be measured, including 
        assessing key sectors of the United States economy, key 
        technology platforms, commercial priorities, and barriers to 
        innovation;
          (4) coordinate and support Federal research, development, 
        demonstration, technology transfer, commercialization, 
        education, and training efforts in sustainable chemistry, 
        including budget coordination and support for public-private 
        partnerships, as appropriate;
          (5) identify methods by which the Federal agencies can 
        facilitate the development of incentives for development, 
        consideration and use of sustainable chemistry processes and 
        products, including innovative financing mechanisms;
          (6) identify major scientific challenges, roadblocks, or 
        hurdles to transformational progress in improving the 
        sustainability of the chemical sciences; and
          (7) identify other opportunities for expanding Federal 
        efforts in support of sustainable chemistry.
  (b) Characterizing and Assessing Sustainable Chemistry.--The Entity 
shall develop a working framework of attributes characterizing and 
metrics for assessing sustainable chemistry for the purposes of 
carrying out the Act. In developing this framework, the Entity shall--
          (1) seek advice and input from stakeholders as described in 
        subsection (c);
          (2) consider existing definitions of or frameworks 
        characterizing and metrics for assessing sustainable chemistry 
        already in use at Federal agencies;
          (3) consider existing definitions of or frameworks 
        characterizing and metrics for assessing sustainable chemistry 
        already in use by international organizations of which the 
        United States is a member, such as the Organisation for 
        Economic Co-operation and Development; and
          (4) consider any other appropriate existing definitions of or 
        frameworks characterizing and metrics for assessing sustainable 
        chemistry.
  (c) Consultation.--In carrying out the duties described in 
subsections (a) and (b), the Entity shall consult with stakeholders 
qualified to provide advice and information to guide Federal activities 
related to sustainable chemistry through workshops, requests for 
information, and other mechanisms as necessary. The stakeholders shall 
include representatives from--
          (1) business and industry (including trade associations and 
        small- and medium-sized enterprises from across the value 
        chain);
          (2) the scientific community (including the National 
        Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, scientific 
        professional societies, and academia);
          (3) the defense community;
          (4) State, tribal, and local governments, including 
        nonregulatory State or regional sustainable chemistry programs, 
        as appropriate;
          (5) nongovernmental organizations; and
          (6) other appropriate organizations.
  (d) Report to Congress.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Entity shall submit a report to the 
        Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on 
        Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the Senate, and the Committee on Science, 
        Space, and Technology, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 
        and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives. In addition to the elements described in 
        subsections (a) and (b), the report shall include--
                  (A) a summary of federally funded, sustainable 
                chemistry research, development, demonstration, 
                technology transfer, commercialization, education, and 
                training activities;
                  (B) a summary of the financial resources allocated to 
                sustainable chemistry initiatives;
                  (C) an assessment of the current state of sustainable 
                chemistry in the United States, including the role that 
                Federal agencies are playing in supporting it;
                  (D) an analysis of the progress made toward achieving 
                the goals and priorities of this Act, and 
                recommendations for future program activities;
                  (E) an assessment of the benefits of expanding 
                existing, federally supported, regional innovation and 
                manufacturing hubs, centers, and institutes to include 
                sustainable chemistry and the value of directing the 
                creation of 1 or more dedicated sustainable chemistry 
                centers of excellence, hubs, or institutes; and
                  (F) an evaluation of steps taken and future 
                strategies to avoid duplication of efforts, streamline 
                interagency coordination, facilitate information 
                sharing, and spread best practices among participating 
                agencies.
          (2) Submission to gao.--The Entity shall also submit the 
        report described in paragraph (1) to the Comptroller General of 
        the United States for consideration in future Congressional 
        inquiries.

SEC. 5. AGENCY ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY.

  (a) In General.--The agencies participating in the Entity shall carry 
out activities in support of sustainable chemistry, as appropriate to 
the specific mission and programs of each agency.
  (b) Activities.--The activities described in subsection (a) shall--
          (1) incorporate sustainable chemistry into existing research, 
        development, demonstration, technology transfer, 
        commercialization, education, and training programs, that the 
        agency determines to be relevant, including consideration of--
                  (A) merit-based competitive grants to individual 
                investigators and teams of investigators, including, to 
                the extent practicable, early career investigators for 
                research and development;
                  (B) grants to fund collaborative research and 
                development partnerships among universities, industry, 
                and nonprofit organizations;
                  (C) coordination of sustainable chemistry research, 
                development, demonstration, and technology transfer 
                conducted at Federal laboratories and agencies;
                  (D) incentive prize competitions and challenges in 
                coordination with such existing Federal agency 
                programs; and
                  (E) grants, loans, and loan guarantees to aid in the 
                technology transfer and commercialization of 
                sustainable chemicals, materials, processes, and 
                products;
          (2) collect and disseminate information on sustainable 
        chemistry research, development, technology transfer, and 
        commercialization, including information on accomplishments and 
        best practices;
          (3) raise awareness of sustainable chemistry concepts through 
        public outreach activities;
          (4) expand the education and training of students at all 
        levels of education, professional scientists and engineers, and 
        other professionals involved in all aspects of sustainable 
        chemistry and engineering appropriate to that level of 
        education and training, including through--
                  (A) partnerships with industry as described in 
                section 6;
                  (B) support for the integration of sustainable 
                chemistry principles into elementary, secondary, 
                undergraduate, and graduate chemistry and chemical 
                engineering curriculum and research training, as 
                appropriate to that level of education and training; 
                and
                  (C) support for integration of sustainable chemistry 
                principles into existing or new professional 
                development opportunities for professionals including 
                teachers, faculty, and individuals involved in 
                laboratory research, (product development, materials 
                specification and testing, life cycle analysis, and 
                management);
          (5) as relevant to an agency's programs, examine methods by 
        which the Federal agencies, in collaboration and consultation 
        with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, may 
        facilitate the development or recognition of validated, 
        standardized tools for performing sustainability assessments of 
        chemistry processes or products;
          (6) through programs identified by an agency, support 
        (including through technical assistance, participation, 
        financial support, communications tools, awards, or other forms 
        of support) outreach and dissemination of sustainable chemistry 
        advances such as non-Federal symposia, forums, conferences, and 
        publications in collaboration with, as appropriate, industry, 
        academia, scientific and professional societies, and other 
        relevant groups;
          (7) provide for public input and outreach to be integrated 
        into the activities described in this section by the convening 
        of public discussions, through mechanisms such as public 
        meetings, consensus conferences, and educational events, as 
        appropriate;
          (8) within each agency, develop metrics to track the outputs 
        and outcomes of the programs supported by that agency; and
          (9) incentivize or recognize actions that advance sustainable 
        chemistry products, processes, or initiatives, including 
        through the establishment of a nationally recognized awards 
        program through the Environmental Protection Agency to 
        identify, publicize, and celebrate innovations in sustainable 
        chemistry and chemical technologies.
  (c) Limitations.--Financial support provided under this section 
shall--
          (1) be available only for pre-competitive activities; and
          (2) not be used to promote the sale of a specific product, 
        process, or technology, or to disparage a specific product, 
        process, or technology.
  (d) Agency Budget Report.--For each of fiscal years 2021 through 
2030, not later than 90 days after submission of the President's annual 
budget request, the Entity shall prepare and submit to the Committee on 
Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and 
the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives a report that includes a summarized agency budget in 
support of the activities under this Act for the fiscal year to which 
such budget request applies, and for the then current fiscal year, 
including a breakout of spending for each agency participating in such 
activities.

SEC. 6. PARTNERSHIPS IN SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY.

  (a) In General.--The agencies participating in the Entity may 
facilitate and support, through financial, technical, or other 
assistance, the creation of partnerships between institutions of higher 
education, nongovernmental organizations, consortia, or companies 
across the value chain in the chemical industry, including small- and 
medium-sized enterprises, to--
          (1) create collaborative sustainable chemistry research, 
        development, demonstration, technology transfer, and 
        commercialization programs; and
          (2) train students and retrain professional scientists, 
        engineers, and others involved in materials specification on 
        the use of sustainable chemistry concepts and strategies by 
        methods, including--
                  (A) developing or recognizing curricular materials 
                and courses for undergraduate and graduate levels and 
                for the professional development of scientists, 
                engineers, and others involved in materials 
                specification; and
                  (B) publicizing the availability of professional 
                development courses in sustainable chemistry and 
                recruiting professionals to pursue such courses.
  (b) Private Sector Participation.--To be eligible for support under 
this section, a partnership in sustainable chemistry shall include at 
least one private sector organization.
  (c) Selection of Partnerships.--In selecting partnerships for support 
under this section, the agencies participating in the Entity shall also 
consider the extent to which the applicants are willing and able to 
demonstrate evidence of support for, and commitment to, the goals 
outlined in the roadmap and report described in section 4.
  (d) Prohibited Use of Funds.--Financial support provided under this 
section may not be used--
          (1) to support or expand a regulatory chemical management 
        program at an implementing agency under a State law;
          (2) to construct or renovate a building or structure; or
          (3) to promote the sale of a specific product, process, or 
        technology, or to disparage a specific product, process, or 
        technology.

SEC. 7. PRIORITIZATION.

  In carrying out this Act, the Entity shall focus its support for 
sustainable chemistry activities on those that achieve, to the highest 
extent practicable, the goals outlined in the Act.

SEC. 8. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter or amend any State 
law or action with regard to sustainable chemistry, as defined by the 
State.

                        II. Purpose of the Bill

    The purpose of the bill is to provide for Federal 
coordination of activities supporting sustainable chemistry.

              III. Background and Need for the Legislation

    The chemical industry is one of the largest manufacturing 
industries in the United States. Using raw materials, chemical 
companies manufacture a myriad of chemical products including 
acids, fibers, dyes, solvents, synthetic rubber, and plastics. 
With increasing global competition, innovation is crucial for 
companies to satisfy increasingly sophisticated and 
environmentally-conscientious consumers.
    Sustainable chemistry has the goal of allowing society to 
meet current environmental, human health, economic, and 
societal needs without compromising the health and safety of 
future generations. Rather than focusing on cleanup and control 
of waste and hazardous materials, sustainable chemistry 
emphasizes redesigning industrial products and processes to 
reduce or eliminate hazards at their source by reducing 
toxicity, quantities of waste, and energy consumption.
    Progress in the widespread adoption of sustainable 
chemistry principles has been slow. Key challenges include (1) 
Lack of research and technology development; (2) Industrial 
integration barriers; (3) Up-front investments required; (4) 
Lack of coordination across the Federal government; (4) Lack of 
consensus regarding how sustainability should be measured and 
assessed; (5) Need for improved sustainable chemistry 
education.
    The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 
2019 establishes an interagency entity led by the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy. The entity is charged with 
coordinating Federal programs and activities in support of 
sustainable chemistry and developing a roadmap for sustainable 
chemistry, including a framework of attributes characterizing 
sustainable chemistry and assessing the state of sustainable 
chemistry in the United States. The entity is also directed to 
identify methods by which Federal agencies can incentivize 
sustainable chemistry activities, challenges to sustainable 
chemistry progress, and opportunities for expanding Federal 
sustainable chemistry efforts.

                         IV. Committee Hearings

    On July 25, 2019 the Subcommittee on Research and 
Technology held a hearing to assess the challenges and 
opportunities for expanding the use of sustainable chemicals, 
production processes, and stewardship practices throughout the 
chemical science and engineering enterprise. The Committee 
examined the research, technologies, and strategies that are 
needed to support the adoption of sustainable chemistry 
innovations. The Committee also received testimony on the 
Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019. The 
witnesses were supportive of the legislation and made 
recommendations for how to improve it.

                  V. Committee Consideration and Votes

    On April 3, 2019, Representative Daniel Lipinski and 
Representative John Moolenaar introduce H.R. 2051, the 
Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019. The 
bill was referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology and the House Committee on the Budget.
    On October 17, 2019, the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology met to consider H.R. 2051. Representative Lipinski 
offered an amendment in the nature of a substitute to 
incorporate stakeholder feedback. The amendment incorporated 
direction to the interagency entity to develop a consensus 
definition of the term ``sustainable chemistry'' and a 
framework of metrics for assessing sustainable chemistry to 
guide the activities under the Act. It also provided guidance 
on agency activities to promote the incorporation of 
sustainable chemistry in their public outreach and chemistry 
education activities. Finally, the amendment added a provision 
to terminate the interagency entity and the budget reporting 
requirement 10 years after the date of enactment. The amendment 
was agreed to on a voice vote. Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson 
moved that the Committee favorably report the bill, H.R. 2051, 
to the House with the recommendation that the bill be approved. 
The motion was agreed to by a voice vote.

              VI. Summary of Major Provisions of the Bill

    H.R. 2051 directs the Director of OSTP to convene an 
interagency entity under the National Science and Technology 
Council to coordinate Federal agency programs and activities in 
support of sustainable chemistry. The Act directs the 
interagency entity to consult with stakeholders to develop a 
roadmap to guide the activities under the Act, including a 
consensus definition of ``sustainable chemistry'', an 
assessment of the state of sustainable chemistry in the United 
States, and coordination of Federal activities in sustainable 
chemistry.
    The Act provides guidance for agency activities in support 
of sustainable chemistry, including incorporating sustainable 
chemistry into existing programs, incorporating sustainable 
chemistry into public outreach and chemistry education 
activities, and incentivizing actions that advance sustainable 
chemistry products, processes, or initiatives. The Act 
prohibits agencies from supporting or expanding regulatory 
programs and from promoting the sale of or disparaging a 
specific product, process, or technology under the Act.

        VII. Section-by-Section Analysis (By Title and Section)


Section 1. Short title

    The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 
2019

Section 2. Findings

    Highlights the importance of sustainable chemistry and 
outlines the Federal government's role in supporting 
sustainable chemistry research, development, demonstration, and 
commercialization.

Section 3. National coordinating entity for sustainable chemistry

    Directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy to 
create an interagency entity to coordinate Federal programs and 
activities in support of sustainable chemistry.

Section 4: Roadmap for sustainable chemistry

    Directs the interagency entity to consult with stakeholders 
to develop a framework for describing and assessing sustainable 
chemistry and to expand and coordinate Federal agency 
activities in support of sustainable chemistry. This section 
also directs the interagency entity to submit a report to 
Congress that summarizes existing Federal agency activities, 
including financial resources allocated; makes recommendations 
for future activities; and provides an evaluation of current or 
future actions to avoid duplicative programs and streamline 
interagency cooperation.

Section 5: Agency activities in support of sustainable chemistry

    Authorizes participating agencies to incorporate 
sustainable chemistry into their existing research, 
development, technology transfer, commercialization, education, 
and training activities. This section also directs 
participating agencies to submit an annual report to the Office 
of Management and Budget outlining the activities and funding 
allocated under the Act. Support authorized under this section 
shall only be used for precompetitive activities and shall not 
be used to promote or disparage the sale of a specific product.

Section 6: Partnerships in sustainable chemistry

    Authorizes public-private partnerships for collaborative 
research and development, technology transfer, and training in 
sustainable chemistry. Eligible partnerships supported under 
this section must include at least one private sector 
organization. Support authorized under this section may not be 
used for regulatory chemical management programs, building 
construction, or to promote or disparage the sale of a specific 
product.

Section 7: Prioritization

    Directs agencies to prioritize support within relevant 
programs for activities that achieve the goals outlined in the 
Act.

Section 8: Rule of Construction

    Mandates that this Act will not supersede any State law or 
action regarding sustainable chemistry.

                         VIII. Committee Views

    The intent of the Committee is that, for the purposes of 
this Act, participating Federal agencies integrate sustainable 
chemistry principles and practices into existing research, 
development, demonstration, commercialization, education, and 
public outreach programs and activities and, where appropriate, 
expand or create new opportunities for funding to support such 
activities.

                           IX. Cost Estimate

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee adopts as its own the 
estimate of new budget authority, entitlement authority, or tax 
expenditures or revenues contained in the cost estimate 
prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
pursuant to section 402 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974.

              X. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, November 15, 2019.
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson,
Chairwoman, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Chairwoman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 2051, the 
Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Janani 
Shankaran.
            Sincerely,
                                             Mark P. Hadley
                                 (For Phillip L. Swagel, Director).
    Enclosure.

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    H.R. 2051 would direct the Office of Science and Technology 
Policy (OSTP) to establish an interagency entity--with 
representation from at least nine federal agencies--to 
coordinate federal programs and activities in sustainable 
chemistry. The bill would require the entity to consult with 
stakeholders, develop metrics to assess sustainable chemistry, 
and report to the Congress on related initiatives and 
priorities. Participating agencies also would be required to 
incorporate sustainable chemistry into existing programs for 
research and development, demonstration, technology transfer, 
commercialization, and education and training.
    Using information from the Government Accountability 
Office, CBO expects that many agencies are already conducting 
activities similar to those required under the bill.\1\ On that 
basis, and using information from OSTP and several of the 
affected agencies, CBO estimates that each of the nine agencies 
and OSTP would require, on average, two additional employees at 
an average annual cost of $150,000 each to manage and 
participate in the interagency entity. CBO estimates that 
implementing the bill would cost $2 million in 2020 and $14 
million over the 2020-2024 period; such spending would be 
subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
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    \1\See Government Accountability Office, Chemical Innovation: 
Technologies to Make Processes and Products More Sustainable, GAO-18-
307 (February 2018), www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-307.
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    The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Janani 
Shankaran. The estimate was reviewed by H. Samuel Papenfuss, 
Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.

        XI. Compliance With Public Law 104-4 (Unfunded Mandates)

    H.R. 2051 contains no unfunded mandates.

         XII. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    The Committee's oversight findings and recommendations are 
reflected in the body of this report.

      XIII. Statement on General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause 3(c) of House rule XIII, the goal of 
H.R. 2051 is to provide for Federal coordination of activities 
supporting sustainable chemistry.

               XIV. Federal Advisory Committee Statement

    H.R. 2051, does not create any advisory committees.

                  XV. Duplication of Federal Programs

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the Committee finds that no provision 
of H.R. 2051 establishes or reauthorizes a program of the 
federal government known to be duplicative of another federal 
program, including any program that was included in a report to 
Congress pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139 or the 
most recent Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

                      XVI. Earmark Identification

    Pursuant to clause 9(e), 9(f), and 9(g) of rule XXI, the 
Committee finds that H.R. 2051 contains no earmarks, limited 
tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits.

             XVII. Applicability to the Legislative Branch

    The Committee finds that H.R. 2051 does not relate to the 
terms and conditions of employment or access to public services 
or accommodations within the meaning of section 102(b)(3) of 
the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 104-1).

     XVIII. Statement on Preemption of State, Local, or Tribal Law

    This bill is not intended to preempt any state, local, or 
tribal law.

       XIX. Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

    This legislation does not amend any existing Federal 
statute.

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