S. 849 (111th): A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on black carbon emissions.


Apr 22, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 14, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Thomas Carper

Senator from Delaware



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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2009
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

7/22/2009--Reported to Senate without amendment.Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct a study of black carbon emissions, which shall include:(1) phase I to establish for the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 22, 2009

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May 14, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 849”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (5D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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