A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate rules to require the substitution of suitable materials in place of asbestos and to promulgate rules to prohibit asbestos fibers or fibers from asbestos substitutes from being released into the environment.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Mar 18, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 18, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
Mar 18, 1980
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H.R. 6840 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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