S. 3489 (110th): A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on black carbon emissions.

Sep 15, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Hillary Clinton
Senator from New York
Read Text »
Last Updated
Sep 24, 2008
6 pages

This bill was introduced on September 17, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 15, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 15, 2008
Reported by Committee Sep 17, 2008

No summaries available.

3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

Senate Environment and Public Works

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

9/24/2008--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with representatives of industry and environmental groups to conduct a study of black carbon emissions, which shall include:
(1) an identification of the major sources of black carbon emissions in the United States and throughout the world, an estimate of the quantity of current and future emissions, and the net climate effects of the emissions from those sources;
(2) an identification of the most effective and cost-effective control technologies, operations, or strategies for additional domestic and international reductions in black carbon reductions and the health benefits associated with additional reductions; and
(3) recommendations regarding areas of focus for additional research for technologies, operations, and strategies with the highest potential to reduce black carbon emissions, government actions to encourage or require additional black carbon emission reductions, and the development of a climate-beneficial tropospheric ozone reduction strategy.
Requires the Administrator to report to Congress on the study results within 180 days after enactment of this Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 3489 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus