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HR 1422 - EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013 - National Key Vote

Tom Latham voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (229-191) - (Key vote)
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Title: EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends membership requirements and responsibilities of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that the Science Advisory Board meets certain membership conditions including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 2):
    • The board members are at least 10 percent drawn from state, local, or tribal governments;
    • The board members represent “fairly balanced” scientific and technical points of view; and
    • The board members who have an interest in a specific party do not participate in advisory activities involving that party.
  • Requires the administrator to solicit nominations for the board from relevant federal agencies and to consider qualified individuals who may have a conflict of interest, as long as that interest is disclosed (Sec. 2).
  • Requires nominees for the board to submit a written report disclosing recent financial relationships and interests that are relevant to the board’s advisory activities (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits federally registered lobbyists from being appointed to the board (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a 3 year term for board members, to be staggered so that the terms of no more than one-third of the total membership will expire within a single fiscal year (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits a member from serving more than 2 terms over a 10 year period (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the administrator and the board to make all reports and relevant scientific information public, including dissenting views of board members (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits the board from setting an “insufficient or arbitrary” amount of time for the public to comment on board proceedings (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the board to accept additional comments from the public for 15 calendar days following a board meeting (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013

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