ERIC Number: ED407223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
National Environmental Education Amendments Act of 1996. Report [To Accompany S. 1873].
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
This report from the Committee on Environment and Public Works describes S.1873, the National Environmental Education Amendments Act of 1996, which amends the National Environmental Education Act of 1990. The report begins with a general statement on the background of the Act, which established a comprehensive environmental education program at the Federal level to support State and local efforts. It also established an Office of Environmental Education within the Environmental Protection Agency. The general statement is followed by the current congressional legislation history and a summary of S.1873. The bill, a single title with nine sections, extends the authorization for programs authorized by the National Environmental Education Act until the year 2007. The bill includes a number of changes to make programs authorized under the Act operate more effectively and efficiently. For example, Section 2 ensures that the Office of Environmental Education's programs will be balanced and scientifically sound. The Act supports environmental education programs and materials that characterize environmental problems in a factual and objective manner. A section-by-section analysis describes these changes. The analysis is followed by a cost projection of the legislation and changes in the language of the existing law. (PVD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.