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H.R. 3906 (104th): To encourage the development and use of new and innovative environmental monitoring technology by accelerating the move toward performance-based monitoring methods, establishing target dates for implementing a new regulatory approach across all environmental programs, and for other purposes.


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7/25/1996--Introduced. Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish the Performance-Based Monitoring Methods Advisory Committee to: (1) advise the Administrator on performance-based monitoring technologies; and (2) assist the Administrator in the development of a process and a plan for the acceptance of performance-based monitoring methods. Requires, no later than two years after enactment of this Act, that the Administrator establish a performance-based monitoring methods approval process to be used uniformly in all environmental programs for purposes of monitoring compliance with environmental laws and permits. Authorizes appropriations.