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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 33

H.R. 4795, Chamber Action

provides for greater EPA transparency and timeliness in granting permits.

H.R. 5764, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

H.R. 5753, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to provide for the assessment and management of the risk of cyanotoxins in drinking water. 

S. 2963, Bill Introduced

would remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels.

S. 2961, Bill Introduced

would establish the Office of Planning for Future Intercity Transportation within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. 

S. 2947, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Power Act to clarify the authority of FERC to prescribe terms, conditions, and compensation applicable to wholesale demand response resource participation in organized wholesale energy, capacity, and ancillary service markets.

H.R. 2689, Committee Action

would amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to encourage the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities.

S. 2943, Bill Introduced

would amend Public Law 110-299 to extend the time period during which permits are not required for certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels.

S. 2940, Bill Introduced

would provide for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emission fees. 

H.R. 1422, Chamber Action

would amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications and public participation.

H.R. 5733, Bill Introduced

would require the Director of the Congressional Budget Office to calculate a carbon score for each bill or resolution. 

H.R. 5733, Bill Introduced

would require the Director of the Congressional Budget Office to calculate a carbon score for each bill or resolution. 

S.2938, Bill Introduced

would provide the Secretary of the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of materials in mineral contracts CA-20139 and CA-22901.

H.R. 4049, Chamber Action

would amend the act that established the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin to adjust the boundary to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light. 

H.R. 5544, Chamber Action

would require the Director of DOE Office of Science to carry out a research program on low-dose radiation to enhance the scientific understanding of and reduce uncertainties associated with the effects of exposure to low dose radiation.

H.R. 5069, Chamber Action

would amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds. 

H. Res. 756, Committee Action

would provide for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1422) to amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications and public participation, consideration of the bill (H.R. 4012) to prohibit EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible, and consideration of the bill (H.R. 4795) to provide for greater EPA transparency and timeliness in granting permits.

H.R. 5069, Committee Action

would amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds. 

H.R. 4049, Committee Action

would amend the act that provided for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin by adjusting the boundary to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light.

H.R. 5726, Bill Introduced

would allow for energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

H.R. 5722, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Power Act to require the FERC to review the decisions of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation affecting cost allocation under system support resources agreements.

S. 2932, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of Energy to establish microlabs to improve regional engagement with national laboratories. 

S. 2929, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Power Act to require FERC to review the decisions of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation affecting cost allocation under system support resources agreements. 

H.R. 5682, Chamber Action

would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

H.R. 5714, Bill Introduced

would permit commercial applicators of pesticides to create, retain, submit, and convey pesticide application-related records, reports, data, and other information in electronic form. 

H.R. 5701, Bill Introduced

would require certain Federal lands be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of federally recognized tribes in Oregon. 

H.R. 5699, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California to expand the John Muir National Historic Site. 

S. 2928, Bill Introduced

would prohibit FERC from issuing certain decisions that will raise costs for ratepayers.

S. 2926, Bill Introduced

would revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in the State of Rhode Island.