House Bill 7206
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Protecting Communities from Harmful Algal Blooms Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Mar 24, 2022
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H. R. 7206 (Introduced-in-House)


117th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7206


To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a major disaster, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 24, 2022

Mr. Donalds (for himself, Mr. Mast, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Posey, Mr. Gimenez, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. C. Scott Franklin of Florida, and Ms. Castor of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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


A BILL

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include algal blooms in the definition of a major disaster, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protecting Communities from Harmful Algal Blooms Act”.

SEC. 2. Algal blooms.

Section 102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)) is amended by striking “or drought” and inserting “drought, or algal blooms”.

SEC. 3. Impacts of algal blooms on air quality.

Not later than 365 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, the Committee of Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate, the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a detailed study relating to the health effects of exposure to cyanotoxins in the air that result from algal blooms.