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PUBLIC LAW 101-446—OCT. 22, 1990 104 STAT. 1045 Public Law 101-446 101st Congress An Act To improve the information available to emergency response personnel in the field, 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 "Firefighters' Safety Study Act". SEC. 2. REVIEW. The Administrator of the United States Fire Administration (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Administrator") shall conduct a review of existing response information used by emergency response personnel at the State and local levels to evaluate its accuracy and consistency, and to determine whether it is properly expressed. Such information should clearly communicate to emergency response personnel the probable hazards which they must contend with in an emergency situation involving hazardous materials, and the appropriate response to those hazard^. SEC. 3. WORKING GROUP. For the purpose of carrying out section 2, the Administrator shall establish a working group which shall, at a minimum, consist of— (1) program officials from each of— (A) the Environmental Protection Agency; (B) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; (C) the Department of Transportation; (D) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and (E) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who develop and disseminate hazardous materials identification and response data, and who collect, collate, analyze, and disseminate hazardous materials incident data; (2) State and local operational officials with emergency response or relevant regulatory responsibilities; and (3) representatives of companies engaged in the manufacture and processing of chemicals. SEC. 4. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. The working group established under section 3 shall, within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, submit a report to the Administrator and to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate presenting the results of the review carried out under this Act, along with recommendations to ensure that response information disseminated to emergency response personnel is appropriate for operational personnel at the local level. Oct. 22, 1990 [H.R. 4522] Firefighters' Safety Study Act. Intergovernmental relations. 15 USC 2223a note. 15 USC 2223a. 15 USC 2223b. 15 USC 2223c. 39-194O-91-3:QL3Part2