Sponsors

AZ
Ruben Gallego
Ruben Gallego
MI
Elissa Slotkin
Elissa Slotkin
VT
Peter Welch
Peter Welch
OH
Brad R. Wenstrup
Brad R. Wenstrup

House

Senate

President

REFERRED TO COMMITTEES

hr-4400

To expand the scope of the Department of Veterans Affairs open burn pit registry.

Burn Pit Registry Expansion Act

This bill expands the scope of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry of the Department of Veterans Affairs by including burn pits located in Egypt and Syria under the definition of open burn pits. The registry allows certain veterans and service members to document their exposures and report health concerns related to exposure to toxic airborne chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits (areas used for burning solid waste in open air without equipment) while serving in certain locations.