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H.R. 2588: Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Impact Study Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of May 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2588

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Ryan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on the effects of oxybenzone and octinoxate on the environment and public health, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Impact Study Act of 2019.

2.

Study on the effects of oxybenzone and octinoxate on the environment and public health

(a)

Study

(1)

In general

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (referred to in this section as the Administrator) shall conduct a study on the impact of oxybenzone and octinoxate on—

(A)

the environment, including lethal and sublethal impacts on aquatic ecosystems; and

(B)

public health.

(2)

Inclusion

The study under paragraph (1) shall include analysis, documentation, and determinations on the impact of oxybenzone and octinoxate on the protection and propagation of—

(A)

coral reefs; and

(B)

marine life.

(3)

Consultation

In conducting the study under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall consult with—

(A)

marine biology research centers located in the United States on the shores of large bodies of water; and

(B)

the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(b)

Report

Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to Congress and make publicly available on the website of the Environmental Protection Agency a report that describes the results of the study conducted under subsection (a).