Summary

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Nov 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Nov 3, 2011

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Bill Text

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits while deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq receive information regarding such exposure, 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 ``Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRY.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall-- (1) establish and maintain an open burn pit registry for eligible individuals who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits; (2) include any information in such registry that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines necessary to ascertain and monitor the health effects of the exposure of members of the Armed Forces to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits; (3) develop a public information campaign to inform eligible individuals about the open burn pit registry, including how to register and the benefits of registering; and (4) periodically notify eligible individuals of significant developments in the study and treatment of conditions associated with exposure to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits.

SEC. 3. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

(a) Report by Independent Scientific Organization.--The Secretary of Veterans...

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H.R. 3337: Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011 Summary: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits while deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq receive information regarding such exposure, and for other purposes.

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Agent Orange Legacy 3 years ago

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an open burn pit registry to ensure that members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits while deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq receive information regarding such exposure, and for other purposes.

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I support H.R. 3337: Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011 because... I am a retired Army Veteran of 22 years. I've had to live and work around these active burning and smoldering pits of batteries, oils and other toxic debris in Baghdad in 2004. I have photos of the burn pit in Camp Victory with automobile batteries in it. Anyway, after my 4 years with USACE ending in 2009, I returned home. In Dec. 2012 I began working for a General Contractor in Bagram, Afghanistan. Again at this Forward Operating Base is an open Burn Pit. The unfortunate thing, the contractor I work for now has the Government Contract for building a new Waste Management Complex right beside the active burn pit. Now at this point I am actually working within 50 meters of this smoldering pile of toxic waste. Only a couple months ago a Congressional shut this place down. The Government actually performed air quality studies due to the proximity of the prison. What a shame…. They worry more about our prisoners than they do their worriors…. Please support this Bill as thousands of Veterans have left their Families and Loved Ones, lived in these Harsh Conditions, and given their Lives in support of your Freedom.

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Badazbee
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1 year ago

I support H.R. 3337: Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011 because my dad was ecpoxed to hazerdous fumes, burnpits, and chemicals when he served in Vietnam. My husband was exposed to all kinds of hazardous fumes, burnpits, and sewage ponds during his deployment in Afghanistan. These inhaled chemicals and irritants cause permanant harm to the lungs, body and overall well-being.

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Bill Summary

H.R. 3336 Small Business Credit Availability Act H.R. 3338 Stop Outsourcing and Create American Jobs Act of 2011