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Text of To direct that certain coal mine safety grant funds be directed to study the prevention and treatment of Black Lung ...

...of Black Lung Disease.

This bill was introduced on May 9, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 9, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1903

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2013

(for himself and Mr. Enyart) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To direct that certain coal mine safety grant funds be directed to study the prevention and treatment of Black Lung Disease.

1.

Grant funds to study the prevention and treatment of Black Lung Disease

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Labor shall award competitive grants under the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants established by section 14 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 to entities eligible to receive grants under such section for research and outreach related to the prevention and treatment of Black Lung Disease.

(b)

Funding

(1)

Establishment of fund

There is established in the Treasury of the United States a separate account for the deposit of penalties described in paragraph (2) to be known as the Mine Safety Grant Fund.

(2)

Deposit of civil penalties

The Secretary of Labor shall deposit amounts determined by the Secretary that are collected as penalties under section 110 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 820) into the Mine Safety Grant Fund established by paragraph (1).

(3)

Availability of funds

Amounts in the Mine Safety Grant Fund shall be available to the Secretary of Labor, as provided in subsection (c), to award grants under the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants established by section 14 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006. $10,000,000 of such amounts (or a greater amount as determined by the Secretary based on the availability of funds) shall be used by the Secretary to award grants for the purposes described in subsection (a).

(c)

Authorization of Appropriations

In addition to funds appropriated under section 114 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 824), there is authorized to be appropriated from the Mine Safety Grant Fund to the Secretary of Labor an amount equal to the total amount deposited into the fund pursuant to subsection (b)(2) during the previous fiscal year. Such amounts are authorized to remain available until expended.