2:58 PM EDT

Joe Barton, R-TX 6th

Mr. BARTON of Texas. Mr. Chairman, this amendment would modify section 9502(a) of H.R. 3221 to ensure that the Energy Information Administration restores its previously terminated collection of data on solid byproducts from coal-based energy producing facilities and makes improvements on these data.

I don't think it's controversial, and I would ask its adoption.

2:59 PM EDT

Rick Boucher, D-VA 9th

Mr. BOUCHER. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

A major purpose of our provisions in subtitle F of title IX is to provide that the Energy Information Administration begin collecting again important data that it once collected but discontinued collection of under budget or personnel constraints, and data on solid byproducts of coal use fell into that category.

Mr. Murphy's amendment would simply require that this data on solid byproducts of coal use once again be corrected. We support it and urge that amendment be adopted.