HR 332

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 332

To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the Department of Defense and all other defense-related agencies of the United States to fully comply with Federal and State environmental laws, including certain laws relating to public health and worker safety, that are designed to protect the environment and the health and safety of the public, particularly those persons most vulnerable to the hazards incident to military operations and installations, such as children, members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees, and persons living in the vicinity of military operations and installations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2011

Mr. FILNER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the Department of Defense and all other defense-related agencies of the United States to fully comply with Federal and State environmental laws, including certain laws relating to public health and worker safety, that are designed to protect the environment and the health and safety of the public, particularly those persons most vulnerable to the hazards incident to military operations and installations, such as children, members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees, and persons living in the vicinity of military operations and installations.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. COMPLIANCE OF FEDERAL DEFENSE AGENCIES WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.

`Sec. 2711. Applicability of environmental laws to the Department of Defense and defense-related agencies

SEC. 4. APPLICABILITY OF NEPA TO WEAPON SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND PROCUREMENT.

SEC. 5. REPEAL OF PROHIBITIONS ON USE OF DEFENSE FUNDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND PAYMENT OF PENALTIES.

SEC. 6. SAVINGS PROVISION.

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