Hearing on “Ban Asbestos Now: Taking Action to Save Lives and Livelihoods”
The Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Ban Asbestos Now: Taking Action to Save Lives and Livelihood.” This is a legislative hearing and will focus on H.R. 1603, the “Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019”.
H.R. 1603, the "Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019," introduced by Rep. Bonamici (D-OR), would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of asbestos and asbestos-containing mixtures and articles.
Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
Opening Statement of Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery
Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairman Tonko as prepared for delivery
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Rebecca Reindel, MS, MPH
Senior Safety and Health Specialist
On behalf of the AFL-CIO
Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH
Texas State University
On behalf of the American Public Health Association
Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs
American Chemistry Council