ERIC Number: ED064164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-9
Reference Count: 0
Transferring Environmental Evaluation Functions to the Environmental Quality Council. Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, H.R. 11952, 91st Congress.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
Presented in this bulletin is the text of the hearing before the Conservation and Natural Resources Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, United States House of Representatives, ninety-first Congress, concerning the transfer of environmental evaluation functions to the Environmental Quality Council (EQC). The hearing was held July 9, 1969, to obtain the views of the executive branch, presented by Dr. Lee DuBridge, Director, Office of Science and technology, regarding bill H. R. 11952. In essence, the bill first gives statutory recognition to the EQC and transfers to it a number of specified environmental functions of various executive branch agencies relating to evaluation of the effect of certain activities upon the environment. Secondly, it sets up a declaration of national environmental policy and sets forth an environmental bill of rights governing each American plus a set of duties of a general environmental nature that all federal agencies are supposed to bear in mind. Thirdly, it requests an annual conservation and environmental report and provides for study of the report by the respective Government Operations Committees of the House and Senate. Texts of H.R. 11952, Executive Order 11472, and the Jackson bill S. 1075 are also included. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.