H.R. 1633 - Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 1633 PDF XML

    Farm Dust Prevention Act of 2011

    H. Rept. 112-316 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information


REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-4 on Wednesday, December 7, 2011.

Adopted by record vote of 249-161, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 241-173, on December 8, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Webster/Polis

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives al points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Bishop, Tim (NY)DemocratWould require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on the impacts on jobs in the United States projected to occur as a result of the enactment of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011. The Comptroller General shall also report his findings to the leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.Submitted
6Version 1Christensen (VI)DemocratWould allow the EPA the authority under the Clean Air Act to step in and take action to reduce dangerous particle pollution if state, local, or tribal laws are not sufficient to protect public health. Made In Order
8Version 1Crawford (AR)RepublicanWould direct the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to consult with the Secretary of Agriculture when modifying National Ambient Air Quality Standards with respect to 'nuisance dust' under exceptions provided in Sec. 132 (b) of the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011.Made In Order
4Version 1Eshoo (CA)DemocratWould require that if the EPA Administrator and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee find that the exemption in this bill would increase the incidence of asthma attacks, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, or premature mortality, then the bill's exemption from the Clean Air Act for particulate pollution has no effect.Submitted
11Version 1Filner (CA)DemocratLate Would provide a one year prohibition on EPA’s disapproval of SIPs in areas that receive less than 10 inches of precipitation per year and where the State has concluded that the area would have attained the standard but for natural or other non-anthropogenic sources of particulate matter. Submitted
3Version 1Flake, Jeff (AZ)RepublicanWould add sense of Congress language regarding an approach to excluding so-called “exceptional events” (like massive dust storms that are not controllable or preventable) from determinations of whether an area is in compliance with the coarse particulate matter standard. Made In Order
9Version 1Green, Al (TX)DemocratWould require EPA to provide a report of the increase or decrease in the number of jobs as a result of enactment of the bill. Made In Order
2Version 1Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratWould ensures that particulate matter containing arsenic and other heavy metals that are hazardous to human health is not nuisance dust and remains subject to the Clean Air Act. Made In Order
7Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratWould clarify that nothing in the bill precludes the EPA Administrator from enforcing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for PM2.5 and would delete section 3 which allows the EPA to regulate “nuisance dust” in areas where states and localities do not do so if it substantially hurts public health and if the benefits of applying standards would outweigh the costs.Made In Order
10Version 1Schock (IL), Capito (WV)RepublicanLate Would require the EPA to take agriculture jobs and the economic impact on the agriculture industry into account before they issue any new regulations relating to agriculture. If a proposed regulation was found to cause the loss of more than 100 agriculturally related jobs or a decrease in more than $1,000,000 in agriculturally related economic activity then EPA would have to give notice to the State’s Congressional Delegation, Governor, and Legislature, and also hold a public hearing in the impacted State. Made In Order
5Version 1Waxman (CA)DemocratWould require that particulate pollution produced from mining activities is not defined as “nuisance dust” and thus remains subject to the Clean Air Act.Made In Order