IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 20, 2011
Mr. Roberts introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To nullify certain regulations regarding the removal of essential-use designation for epinephrine used in oral pressurized metered-dose inhalers.
This Act may be cited as
Freedom to Breathe Act of
Nullification of final rule; prohibition
Nullification of final rule
As of the date
of enactment of this Act, the final rule entitled
Use of Ozone-Depleting
Substances; Removal of Essential-Use Designation (Epinephrine) (73 Fed.
Reg. 69532 (November 19, 2008)) shall have no force or effect.
Prohibition on future regulations
In no case may the Secretary of Health and Human Services reissue the final rule described in subsection (a) in substantially the same form, or issue a new rule that prohibits the production and distribution of oral pressurized metered-dose inhalers because such inhalers may emit chlorofluorocarbons or other green house gas emissions, unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of enactment of this Act.