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Recent Federal Bills

Below are summaries of Bills Introduced, Committee Reports, Chamber Actions, and Public Laws reported in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For previous summaries, visit the Federal Bills Archive.

Volume 44, Issue 32

H.R. 3716, Public Law

ratified a water settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

H.R. 4194, Chamber Action

would provide for the elimination or modification of Federal reporting requirements for various agencies. 

S. 231, Public Law

reauthorized the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp.

H.R. 4012, Committee Action

would to prohibit EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. 

H.R. 5167, Committee Action

would direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, to convey Federal property located in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 

H.R. 4846, Committee Action

would adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado. 

H.R. 3362, Committee Action

would provide for an exchange of land between the United States and the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving a parcel of National Forest System land in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. 

H.R. 5266, Committee Action

would reauthorize the National Estuary Programs. 

H.R. 4854, Committee Action

would amend the CWA to clarify when the EPA Administrator has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404.

H.R. 2026, Committee Action

would amend the CWA to exempt certain silvicultural activities from national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements.

S. 2465, Committee Action

would require the Secretary of the Interior to take four parcels of federal land into trust for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the state of New Mexico.

S. 2916, Bill Introduced

would amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to promote watershed health.