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S. 639 (114th): Agency PAYGO for Greenhouse Gases Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 639

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 3, 2015

(for himself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Lee, Mr. Coats, and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to include in any proposed rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions and imposes increased costs on other Federal agencies an offset from funds available to the Administrator for all projected increased costs that the proposed rule would impose on other Federal agencies.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Agency PAYGO for Greenhouse Gases Act.

2.

Offsets for increased costs to Federal agencies for regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions

(a)

In general

If the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency proposes a rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions and imposes increased costs on 1 or more other Federal agencies, the Administrator shall include in the proposed rule an offset from funds available to the Administrator for all projected increased costs that the proposed rule would impose on other Federal agencies.

(b)

No offsets

If the Administrator proposes a rule that limits greenhouse gas emissions and imposes increased costs on 1 or more other Federal agencies but does not provide an offset in accordance with paragraph (1), the Administrator may not finalize the rule until the promulgation of the final rule is approved by law.

(c)

Restriction

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency proposes a rule described in subsection (a)—

(1)

a Federal agency on which the rule imposes increased costs may not pass the costs imposed by the rule on to any rate payer of the Federal agency; and

(2)

the proposed rule—

(A)

shall be considered to be a rule that imposes increased costs on a Federal agency; and

(B)

shall be subject to this section.