H.R. 798, The Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act of 2005
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H.R. 798 would establish a new research program for the cleanup of closed laboratories that have been used to produce methamphetamine. This legislation would authorize the appropriation of funds for each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2009 for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support such a program. Such efforts by EPA and NIST would include establishing guidelines on assessing sites and cleaning up contaminants, holding a conference to discuss research and guidelines with interested parties, and supporting research for the development of the guidelines and new detection technologies. Finally, the bill would authorize a study by the National Academy of Sciences on the residual effects of methamphetamine.