US HB516 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 42-0)
Status: Introduced on January 28 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
Pending: House Environment and Climate Change Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Establishes an interagency Environmental Justice Mapping Committee that must create a tool to identify environmental justice communities. Environmental justice communities are communities with significant representation of communities of color, low-income communities, or tribal and indigenous communities that experience, or are at risk of experiencing, higher or more adverse human health or environmental effects, as compared to other communities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must establish an environmental justice data repository to maintain the data collected by the committee. The EPA must make the repository available to regional, state, local, and tribal governments.

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Title

Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act of 2021

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-02HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
2021-01-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.
2021-01-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.
2021-01-28HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB101 (Same As) 2021-01-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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Bill Comments 750

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