S.53: Community Disease Cluster Assistance 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 Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Community Disease Cluster Assistance Act - Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to award grants to any individual or group of individuals that may be affected by a reported community-based disease cluster. Requires such grants to be used to obtain technical assistance in interpreting information regarding: (1) investigating such reported disease clusters associated with hazardous chemicals, (2) the potential hazardous chemicals associated with a reported disease cluster, (3) providing individuals or groups with community-based tools to educate them about the mitigation of hazardous chemicals associated with reported disease clusters, or (4) other scientific and technical issues related to reported disease clusters.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.