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H.R. 1667 (114th): 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1667

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2015

(for herself, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, and Mr. Collins of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act.

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Requirement to publish on the Internet the basis for listings

Section 4(b) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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The Secretary shall make publicly available on the Internet the best scientific and commercial data available that are the basis for each regulation, including each proposed regulation, promulgated under subsection (a)(1), except that, at the request of a Governor or legislature of a State, the Secretary shall not make available under this paragraph information regarding which the State has determined public disclosure is prohibited by a law of that State relating to the protection of personal information.

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