Eliminates, consolidates, modifies, or no longer requires printing of 27 reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several agencies within the Department of Transportation (DOT) would otherwise have to submit to Congress.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- senate Committees
- The house Passed January 8th, 2014Roll Call Vote 406 Yea / 0 Nay
House Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureIntroducedDecember 2nd, 2013
- house Committees
What is it?
Much of the bill's content deals with changes from paper to digital formats. In some instances, such as the Marine Safety Reports Program, the language of the bill would seem to indicate that consolidation/concision provides better oversight. Removes mandatory annual audits of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no significant impact on the federal budget. Reducing the number of reports issued by EPA and DOT and eliminating the printing of others could reduce the administrative costs of those agencies. However, based on information from the agencies involved, CBO expects that any such savings over the next five years would total less than $1 million.