H.R.2850: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Improvement Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Lamar Smith, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study Improvement Act - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conducting the study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, with respect to which a request for information was issued in November 2012, to:

  • prior to issuance and dissemination of any final or interim report summarizing EPA research on such relationship, consider such reports to be Highly Influential Scientific Assessments requiring peer review in accordance with specified EPA and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy documents;
  • require the reports to meet the standards and procedures for the dissemination of influential scientific, financial, or statistical information set forth in the EPA's Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the Environmental Protection Agency, developed in response to guidelines is...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 23, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 179.
Oct. 23, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-252.
Aug. 1, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Aug. 1, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.