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H.R. 197: Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 5, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 197


January 5, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Mast, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Buchanan, Ms. Brownley, and Ms. Titus) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


To amend the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to improve reporting about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing Act or the FACT Act.


Reporting requirements; provision of information


Report contents


In general

Paragraph (7) of section 3(e) of the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l–3(e)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end of the paragraph the following: , to include a description of the progress on the development, validation, acceptance, and utilization of alternative test methods (including animal use data by species, number, and test type) for toxicological testing conducted, supported, or required by, or submitted to, each Federal agency listed in subsection (c) during the reporting period.


Effective date

The amendment made by paragraph (1) applies with respect to reports that are made available to the public on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.


Provision of information

Section 4 of the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l–4) is amended by adding at the end the following:


Provision of information

Each Federal agency carrying out a program described in subsection (a), or its specific regulatory unit or units, shall provide ICCVAM with information needed to carry out this Act.