S. 1183 (112th): Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act

Jun 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3391 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 04, 2011

Susan Collins
Senior Senator from Maine
Read Text »
Last Updated
Jun 13, 2011
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 2913 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 18, 2009

S. 1528 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2013


This bill was introduced on June 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 13, 2011
Full Title

A bill to establish a national mercury monitoring program, and for other purposes


No summaries available.

1 cosponsors (1D) (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.

Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act - Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national mercury monitoring program that monitors: (1) long-term changes in mercury levels and important ancillary measures in the air, and (2) long-term changes in mercury and methyl mercury levels and important ancillary measures in the water and soil or sediments and in aquatic and terrestrial organisms.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) select multiple monitoring sites representing multiple ecoregions that include national parks, wildlife refuges, National Estuarine Research Reserve units, and other sensitive ecological areas in which substantive changes are expected from reductions in domestic mercury emissions; (2) establish and publish standardized measurement protocols for the program; and (3) establish a centralized database for environmental mercury data.
Requires the Administrator to:
(1) establish a Mercury Monitoring Advisory Committee to advise the Administrator on the establishment, site selection, measurement, recording protocols, and operation of the program;
(2) report on the program every two years and include, every four years, an assessment of the reduction in mercury deposition rates that are required to be achieved in order to prevent adverse human and ecological effects; and
(3) make all data obtained under this Act available to the public through a dedicated website and on written request.

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. 1183 (112th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus