Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight

National Senate Committee

456 Dirksen Senate Office Building (Minority)
410 Dirksen Senate Office Building (Majority)
Washington, DC 20510-6175

Parent Committee: Committee on Environment and Public Works Committee

Superfund and Waste Issues
* Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)
* Superfund Program
* Brownfields Program
* Solid Waste Disposal Act
* Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), including recycling and electronic recycling, federal facilities and interstate waste
* Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund)
* Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
* Solid waste disposal and recycling

Chemical Issues
* Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pollution Control and Prevention (OCSPP)
* Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB)
* Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
* Toxic Release Inventory
* Chemical Policy, including Chemical Security
* Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
* Risk Assessment
* Environmental effects of toxic substances, other than pesticides

Regulatory Oversight
* Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
* Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
* National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
* Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, including oversight of environmental research and development, and for conducting investigations within such jurisdiction (The oversight jurisdiction pertains to good governance matters like mismanagement of federal funds and personnel issues, but not to policy matters like those within the jurisdiction of other subcommittees)
* Environmental research and development
Sen. Jeff Merkley
(Democratic-OR Jr) Chair
Sen. Roger Wicker
(Republican-MS Sr) Ranking Member
Sen. Joni Ernst
(Republican-IA Jr) Member
Sen. Lindsey Graham
(Republican-SC Sr) Member
Sen. Mark Kelly
(Democratic-AZ Jr) Member
Sen. Ed Markey
(Democratic-MA Jr) Member
Sen. Alex Padilla
(Democratic-CA Jr) Member
Sen. Bernie Sanders
(Independent-VT Jr) Member
Sen. Richard Shelby
(Republican-AL Sr) Member
Sen. Dan Sullivan
(Republican-AK Jr) Member