H.R. 2401 - Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 2401 PDF XML

    Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011

    H. Rept. 112-208 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information


REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Adopted by record vote of 245-175, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 237-184, on Thursday, September 22, 2011.  

MANAGERS: Bishop/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides two hours 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 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all 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 accompanying the resolution. 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, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 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
11Version 1Capps (CA)DemocratWould require the Committee to include in its analyses an estimate of the incidence of birth and developmental defects and infant mortality that would result from a delay to covered rules and covered actions under the bill.Made In Order
12Version 2Connolly (VA)DemocratWould require the committee to study policies which will lead to creation of American jobs in the clean energy sector.Made In Order
10Version 1Dent (PA)RepublicanWould add the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry and Standards of Performance for Portland Cement Plants to the Covered Rules within the bill. Made In Order
6Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratWould exclude from the Committee’s jurisdiction all rules and regulations that undergo a cost-benefit analysis as a part of existing regulatory requirements. Made In Order
4Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWould extend the public comment period from 90 days to 120 days. Made In Order
5Version 1Kinzinger (IL), Gonzalez (TX)BipartisanWould add upcoming EPA gasoline regulations to the list of measures to be analyzed for their cumulative impact on energy prices, jobs, and American competitiveness. Made In Order
2Version 1Latta (OH)RepublicanWould update the Clean Air Act’s criteria for what factors can be considered when promulgating National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Specifically, it would allow the EPA Administrator to consider feasibility and cost when setting these standards, which would negate the effect of a 2001 Supreme Court ruling that held implementation costs cannot be considered when setting NAAQS. Made In Order
13Version 2Lowey (NY)DemocratRevised Would require, for the purpose of preventing the release of radioactive pollution, nuclear facilities to prevent damage to reactor cores and spent fuel in the event of a loss of electric power caused by a natural disaster.Submitted
3Version 1McNerney (CA)DemocratWould add the effect on clean energy jobs and clean energy companies, including those that export clean energy technology, to the items to be considered in the analyses required by the bill.Made In Order
14Version 1Miller, Jeff (FL)RepublicanWithdrawn Would clarify the EPA's jurisdiction over traditional ammunition and fishing tackle with regards to the Pittman-Robertson excise tax exemption under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).Withdrawn
1Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratWould ensure that the study will analyze the impact that a rule or action could have on low-income communities and public health.Made In Order
9Version 1Richardson (CA)DemocratWould strike the offset provision of HR 2401 which would reduce funding to the Diesel Emission Reductions Act.Made In Order
7Version 1Rush (IL)DemocratWould add the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others, to the interagency council that this bill would create. Additionally, the amendment would direct the committee to look at important health impacts on the most vulnerable subpopulations that would be affected by EPA’s proposed rules.Made In Order
8Version 2Whitfield (KY)RepublicanRevised Would provide that the Cross State Air Pollution Rule has no legal force or effect, and directs EPA to continue to apply Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) for at least 3 years until after the study in the underlying bill is complete. The amendment also requires that the proposed Utility Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule has no legal force and effect and that any subsequent Utility MACT rule be issued no sooner than 1 year after the study in the underlying bill is complete. If reissuing the rule, EPA is required to ensure that MACT standards are achievable in practice and that the compliance period is at least 5 years.Made In Order