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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 46, Issue 26

H.R. 6061, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to make grants to states that establish and carry out programs to assist local educational agencies in testing for, and remedying, lead contamination in drinking water in schools.

H.R. 6060, Bill Introduced

would provide for the equitable settlement of certain Native American land disputes in Illinois.

H.R. 6059, Bill Introduced

would provide for the accurate reporting of fossil fuel production and emission from public lands.

H.R. 6056, Bill Introduced

would assess the impact of the NAFTA, require further negotiation of certain provisions of NAFTA, and provide for the withdrawal from NAFTA unless certain conditions are met.

S. 3334, Bill Introduced

would establish a procedure for resolving claims to certain rights-of-way.

S. 3333, Bill Introduced

would provide for the disposal of certain BLM lands in Mohave County, Arizona.

H.R. 1296, Committee Action

would amend the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act to clarify settlement terms.

S. 2902, Committee Action

would provide for long-term water supplies, optimal use of existing water infrastructure, and protection of existing water rights.

S. 2616, Committee Action

would modify certain cost-sharing and revenue provisions relating to the Arkansas Valley Conduit, Colorado.

H.R. 2494, Chamber Action

which would support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, and designate major wildlife trafficking countries, was passed by the Senate.

S. 2848, Chamber Action

which would provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources and authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, was passed by the Senate.

H.R. 6031

would amend the Coastal Management Act of 1972 to allow the District of Columbia to receive federal funding under the Act.

H.R. 6028, Bill Introduced

would require state and local government approval of prescribed burns on federal land during conditions of drought or fire danger.

H.R. 6022, Bill Introduced

would authorize a pilot project for an innovative water project financing program.

H.R. 5226, Chamber Action

which would amend chapter 3 of title 5, U.S. Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions, was passed by the House.

S. 3319, Bill Introduced

would require the Administrator of EPA to appoint a harmful algal bloom coordinator.

S. 3317, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in the state of Utah except by express authorization of Congress.

S. 3316, Bill Introduced

would seek to maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, and generate education funding.

H.R. 3438, Committee Action

would amend title 5, U.S. Code, to postpone the effective date of high-impact rules pending judicial review.

H.R. 5997, Bill Introduced

would establish the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area in Illinois.

S. 3312, Bill Introduced

would extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado.

S. 3310, Bill Introduced

would support landscape-scale restoration and management.

H.R. 4979, Committee Action

would foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.

H.R. 2817, Committee Action

would amend title 54, U.S. Code, to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Historic Preservation Fund.

S. 2383, Committee Action

would withdraw certain BLM land in the state of Utah from all forms of public appropriation, provide for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land, and provide for the exchange of certain federal and state lands.

H.R. 4979, Chamber Action

which would foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies, was passed by the House.

H.R. 4576, Chamber Action

which would implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean and implement the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean, was passed by the House.

H.R. 1301, Chamber Action

which would direct the Federal Communications Commission to extend to private land use restrictions its rule relating to reasonable accommodation of amateur service communications, was passed by the house.

S. 1579, Chamber Action

which would seek to enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States, was passed by the House.

H.R. 5984, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement.

H.R. 5979, Bill Introduced

would ensure consideration of water intensity in DOE's energy research, development, and demonstration programs to help guarantee efficient, reliable, and sustainable delivery of energy and clean water resources.

H.R. 1301, Committee Action

would direct the Federal Communications Commission to extend to private land use restrictions its rule relating to reasonable accommodation of amateur service communications.