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H.R. 6931 (96th): Hazardous Waste Act of 1980

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A bill to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to provide for the creation of an inventory of hazardous waste sites; to clean up dangerous inactive sites; to establish provisions for the management of inactive hazardous waste sites; to provide for the liability of hazardous waste generators for injuries caused by their hazardous waste; to impose fees on such generators to be used for assisting States in the management of hazardous waste and for compensating persons for damages resulting from hazardous waste where recovery is not possible from the generator; to provide for subpoena authority respecting waste; to provide funds to State attorneys general for enforcement of the Solid Waste Disposal Act; to strengthen the criminal penalties in such Act; and for other purposes.

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Mar 26, 1980
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 26, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Robert Eckhardt

Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district




Mar 26, 1980

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H.R. 6931 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6931. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

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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