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H.R. 574 (104th): Southwest Public Health Laboratory Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 19, 1995.

Southwest Public Health Laboratory Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting as appropriate through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or through other agencies, to make grants to States for the operation of laboratories to protect the public health through analyzing human, wildlife, air, water, and soil samples if the State involved agrees that the laboratory will be operated by the State and will serve the region along the international border between the United States and Mexico. Directs the Secretary to ensure that such a laboratory: (1) is established in an urban area that is centrally located in such region; (2) is located within 25 miles of such border; and (3) receives the principal amount of assistance under this Act.