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H.R. 4049 (97th): A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to require the Secretary of Labor to determine that the costs of compliance with a standard bear a reasonable relationship to the benefits of compliance.

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Jun 26, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 26, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Walter Johnston III

Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district




Jun 26, 1981

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H.R. 4049 (97th) 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 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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