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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 35

S. 2444, Chamber Action

would amend provisions of the CWA related to area contingency plans for the discharge of oil and hazardous substances.

S. 1000, Chamber Action

would require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

H.R. 5656, Chamber Action

would authorize the Feed the Future Initiative to reduce global poverty and hunger in developing countries on a sustainable basis.

H. Res. 776, Committee Action

would require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing the use of indigenous clean-energy resources. 

H.R. 5844, Bill Introduced

would ban hydraulic fracturing on land owned by the federal government and leased to third parties.

H.R. 5836, Bill Introduced

would support and provide financial resources to conservation programs of nations within the range of rare felid and canid populations and projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of rare felids and canids.

H.R. 5826, Bill Introduced

would amend the CWA to reauthorize the sewer overflow control grants program. 

H.R. 5705, Chamber Action

would modify certain provisions relating to the Propane Education and Research Council.

S. 2094, Committee Action

would provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel.

H.R. 1241, Committee Action

would facilitate a land exchange involving National Forest System land in the Inyo National Forest.

S. 2602, Committee Action

would establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the state of Washington. 

S. 2104, Committee Action

would require the National Park Service to refund state funds used to reopen and temporarily operate units of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown.

S. 2031, Committee Action

would adjust the boundary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin to include the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse. 

S. 2379, Committee Action

would approve and implement the Klamath River basin agreements to improve natural resource management, support economic development, and sustain agricultural production in the basin.

S. 1971, Committee Action

would establish an interagency coordination committee with the leadership of the Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior, focused on the nexus between energy and water production, use, and efficiency. 

S. 1750, Committee Action

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreements with states and political subdivisions providing for the continued operation of public land, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and units of the National Forest System during any period in which the federal agencies are unable to maintain normal level of operations at the units due to a lapse in appropriations.

S. 1419, Committee Action

would promote research, development, and demonstration of marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technologies. 

S. 841, Committee Action

would designate federal land in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado as wilderness.

S. 776, Committee Action

would provide for the conveyance of parcels of National Forest System land in New Mexico to establish the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness.

S. 2995, Bill Introduced

would direct the EPA Administrator to carry out a pilot program to work with municipalities that are seeking to develop and implement integrated plans to meet wastewater and stormwater obligations under the CWA.

H.R. 5781, Chamber Action

would provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California. 

H.R. 5764, Chamber Action

would authorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. 

H.R. 5705, Chamber Action

would modify provisions relating to the Propane Education and Research Council.

H.R. 5701, Chamber Action

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

H.R. 5086, Chamber Action

would amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. 

H.R. 5699, Committee Action

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

H.R. 5086, Committee Action

would amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail. 

H.R. 5822, Bill Introduced

would establish a Hazardous Materials Information Advisory Committee to develop standards for the use of electronic shipping papers for the transportation of hazardous materials.

H.R. 5821, Bill Introduced

would expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in Georgia.

H.R. 5818, Bill Introduced

would relinquish all federal interests in certain lands in Louisiana to correct errors resulting from possible omission of lands from previous surveys.

H.R. 5814, Bill Introduced

would help the country adapt to changing crude oil market conditions. 

S. 2991, Bill Introduced

would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to promote sustainable conservation and management for fisheries and communities that rely on them. 

H.R. 5803, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of
the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources. 

S. 2989, Bill Introduced

would promote partnerships between the federal government and states for developing regional energy strategies and plans to mitigate risks in changing energy systems. 

S. 2987, Bill Introduced

would expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument in Georgia. 

H.R. 5796, Bill Introduced

would give states the option of addressing emissions of greenhouse gases from existing stationary sources by pricing emissions. 

S. 2986, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing the use of indigenous clean-energy resources.