S. 3529 (112th): General Duty Clarification Act of 2012

Sep 11, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Pat Roberts
Senior Senator from Kansas
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Sep 11, 2012
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6345 (Related)
General Duty Clarification Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 02, 2012


This bill was introduced on September 11, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 11, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 11, 2012
Full Title

A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to clarify a certain provision relating to prevention of accidental releases.


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General Duty Clarification Act of 2012 - Amends the Clean Air Act, with respect to provisions relating to the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous air pollutants, to provide that no entity may be found in violation of such provisions until the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
(1) promulgates final regulations establishing criteria defining the terms "extremely hazardous substance," "appropriate hazard assessment techniques," and "design and maintain a safe facility"; and
(2) issues guidelines to ensure that enforcement of such provisions is handled by the regional offices of EPA in a uniform and appropriate manner across all regions of the United States.
Modifies the definition of "accidental release" to exclude an emission resulting from an intentional act.

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