H. Rept. 115-63 1 (2017-03-27)

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                    115TH CONGRESS                                          REPORT
                        1st Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             115-63







                      EPA SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD REFORM ACT OF 2017



                      MARCH 27, 2017.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
                                       of the Union and ordered to be printed



                      Mr. SMITH of Texas, from the Committee on Science, Space, and
                                    Technology, submitted the following


                                              REPORT

                                            [To accompany H.R. 1431]

                              [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                      The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, to whom was
                    referred the bill (H.R. 1431) to amend the Environmental Research,
                    Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to pro-
                    vide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications, public
                    participation, and for other purposes, having considered the same,
                    report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that
                    the bill do pass.

                                                 CONTENTS
                                                                                     Page
                    Com mittee Statem ent and  Views  ...........................................................................  2
                    Section-by-Section  ....................................................................................................  6
                    Explanation of Am endm ents  ...................................................................................  8
                    Com m ittee  Consideration  .......................................................................................  8
                    R oll  C all  V otes  ........................................................................................................  8
                    Application  of Law  to  the  Legislative  Branch  .......................................................  10
                    Statement of Oversight Findings and Recommendations of the Committee ......        10
                    Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives ....................................  10
                    Duplication  of Federal Program s  ............................................................................  10
                    Disclosure  of Directed  Rule  M akings  .....................................................................  10
                    Federal Advisory  Com m ittee  Act  ............................................................................  10
                    Unfunded M andate  Statem ent  ...............................................................................  10
                    Earm ark Identification  ............................................................................................  10
                    Com m ittee  E stim ate  ................................................................................................  11
                    Budget Authority and Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate ....................  11
                    Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill as Reported ......................................  12


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