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April 5, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 215 proposed by Senator Landrieu for Senator Rockefeller.
April 6, 2011, 12:50 pm ET - On the Amendment S.Amdt. 215 to S. 493 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011)

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SA 215. Mr. ROCKEFELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end, add the following:
TITLE VI--BUSINESS INCUBATOR PROMOTION


SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the "EPA Stationary Source Regulations Suspension Act".
SEC. 602. SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN EPA ACTION.
(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), notwithstanding any provision of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), until the end of the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may not take any action under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.) with respect to any stationary source permitting requirement or any requirement under section 111 of that Act (42 U.S.C. 7411) relating to carbon
dioxide or methane.
(b) Exceptions.--Subsections (a) and (c) shall not apply to--
(1) any action under part A of title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.) relating to the vehicle emissions standards;
(2) any action relating to the preparation of a report or the enforcement of a reporting requirement; or
(3) any action relating to the provision of technical support at the request of a State.
(c) Treatment.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no action taken by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency before the end of the 2-year period described in subsection (a) (including any action taken before the date of enactment of this Act) shall be considered to make carbon dioxide or methane a pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.) for any source other than a new motor vehicle or new motor vehicle engine, as described
in section 202(a) of that Act (42 U.S.C. 7521(a)).


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)