Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4255, the “Accountability in Grants Act of 2012"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:15am
2123 Rayburn
Background Documents and Information: 

Since 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded grants to foreign recipients, including foreign governments, universities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), totaling over $100 million. Additionally, EPA also awards grants to domestic recipients for the purpose of carrying out projects in locations outside the United States. The subcommittee will hear testimony regarding EPA foreign recipient grants, including those awarded pursuant to Section 103 of the Clean Air Act, the criteria for awarding such grants, sources of funding, and the administration of such grants by the agency.

The subcommittee will also discuss H.R. 4255, the “Accountability in Grants Act of 2012,” which would prohibit the Administrator of EPA from awarding any grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or other financial assistance for any program, project or activity to occur outside the United States and its territories or possessions.

The committee released a report on EPA’s foreign grants last year. Read more here.

Hearing Notice

Background Memo

H.R. 4255, the “Accountability in Grants Act of 2012"



Panel I


Craig E. Hooks

Panel II


David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Daniel R. Simmons

Andrew Light, Ph.D.

Elisa Derby