H.R. 888: General Duty Clarification Act of 2013

Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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S. 1781 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 09, 2013

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Mike Pompeo
Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district
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Feb 28, 2013
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6345 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 02, 2012

S. 1781 (Related)
General Duty Clarification Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 09, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2013
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11% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (relating to prevention of accidental releases).


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21 cosponsors (20R, 1D) (show)

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General Duty Clarification Act of 2013 - Amends the Clean Air Act, with respect to provisions relating to the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous air pollutants, to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:
(1) promulgate final regulations establishing criteria defining the terms "extremely hazardous substance," "appropriate hazard assessment techniques," and "design and maintain a safe facility"; and
(2) issue 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 act intended to cause harm.

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