Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 806 - Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

July 17, 2017 11:11 AM

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Beyer (VA)


Strikes subsection (h) of section 3 (relating to exceptional events)

Brownley (CA)


Provides that the provisions of the bill would not apply if the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Administration, in consultation with the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, finds that the application of any section could lead to an increase in the incidence of asthma attacks among children.

Carbajal (CA)


LATE Prevents implementation of the underlying bill if the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that application of the bill could increase 1) asthma attacks, 2) hospitalizations of those with respiratory or cardiovascular disease or 3) heart attacks of outdoor workers and minority communities.

Castor (FL)


Halts implementation of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 if the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee finds that application could increase health risks to vulnerable populations including children, seniors, pregnant women, outdoor workers, and minority and low-income communities.

Cooper (TN)


Clarifies existing law that State Implementation Plans can incorporate local land use policies.

Esty (CT)


States that if any state does not attain an ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) as a result of transported pollution from upwind states and if the upwind states that contribute to the nonattainment state have submitted Good Neighbor state implementation plans (SIPS) that EPA has not approved or is inadequate, then EPA has one year to promulgate rules that will limit nitrogen oxide (NOx) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in the contributing states causing the nonattainment in the downwind state. This amendment also strikes the one-year extension for the Administrator to promulgate new or revised national ambient air quality standards.

McNerney (CA)


SUBSTITUTE Strikes the underlying bill and replaces it with a grant program to benefit regions with the poorest air quality.

McNerney (CA)


Strikes section 6 of the bill.

Polis (CO)


Closes the loophole which prevents aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well. Additionally, it seeks to require the EPA to add hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants.

Tonko (NY)


Strikes subsection (b) of Section 3, which would to allow EPA to consider technological feasibility when determining what level of pollution is safe.

Velázquez (NY)


States that nothing in the bill can take effect until the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General completes a study to analyze the impact of the bill on socially and economically disadvantaged communities and the results of the study show no adverse impacts on those communities.