H.R. 3337 (112th): Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011

Introduced:
Nov 03, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Todd Akin
Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Nov 03, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 1798 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 03, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 03, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 03, 2011
 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits while deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq receive information regarding such exposure, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
81 cosponsors (45D, 36R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

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11/3/2011--Introduced.
Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to:
(1) establish and maintain an open pit burn registry for members of the Armed Forces deployed in a contingency operation in Iraq or Afghanistan who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits used for disposing solid waste,
(2) include in such registry information necessary to ascertain and monitor the health effects of such exposure,
(3) develop a public information campaign to inform eligible individuals about the registry, and
(4) periodically notify such individuals of significant developments in the study and treatment of conditions associated with such exposure.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) contract with an independent scientific organization to develop a report assessing the effectiveness of actions taken to collect and maintain information on the health effects of such exposure, and (2) submit the completed report to Congress.

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