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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 45, Issue 28

H.R. 2168, Committee Action

would make the current Dungeness crab fishery management regime permanent.

H.R. 1880, Committee Action

would require the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 4 parcels of federal land for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the state of New Mexico.

S. 209, Committee Action

would amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005.

S. Res. 217, Chamber Action

would designate October 8, 2015, as "National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day."

H.R. 3655, Bill Introduced

would amend CERCLA with respect to federal government liability and to require reimbursement to the Judgement Fund for certain claims.

S. 2113, Bill Introduced

would contribute to innovation in the United States and to help solve problems or scientific questions by encouraging and increasing the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science methods within the Federal Government.

H.J. Res. 67, Bill Introduced

would express disapproval of a rule submitted by EPA relating to ‘‘Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.’’

H.J. Res. 68, Bill Introduced

would express disapproval of an EPA rule relating to ‘‘Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.’’

H.R. 3650, Bill Introduced

would authorize states to select and acquire certain National Forest System lands to be managed and operated by the state for timber production and other purposes under the laws of the state.

H.R. 3645, Bill Introduced

would amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to give the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, the authority to periodically increase the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to account for inflation in funding the acquisition of interests in land for the conservation of migratory birds.

H.R. 3644, Bill Introduced

would authorize grants for data collection for use in stock assessments of red snapper and other reef fish species in the South Atlantic.

H.R. 3643, Bill Introduced

would amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to authorize the Secretary of Energy to enter into contracts for the storage of certain high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, take title to certain high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, and make certain expenditures from the Nuclear Waste Fund.

S. 2101, Bill Introduced

would amend title 54, United States Code, to extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

S. 2095, Bill Introduced

would establish certain requirements with respect to pollock and golden king crab.

H.R. 2051, Chamber Action

would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to extend the livestock mandatory price reporting requirements.

H.R. 3632, Bill Introduced

would prohibit drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

H.R. 3627, Bill Introduced

would amend the Trade Act of 1974 to exclude from eligibility for the generalized system of preferences any country that fails to effectively enforce its environmental laws or meet its international environmental obligations.

H.R. 3630, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide assistance for programs and activities to protect the water quality of Puget Sound.

H.R. 3626, Bill Introduced

would prohibit funding for EPA to be used to implement or enforce a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.

H.R. 3620, Bill Introduced

would amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

S. 2089, Bill Introduced

would provide for investment in clean energy, to empower and protect consumers, modernize energy infrastructure, cut pollution and waste, and invest in research and development.

S. 2087, Bill Introduced

would modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the state of Kansas.

H.R. 348, Chamber Action

would provide for improved coordination of agency actions in the preparation and adoption of environmental documents for permitting determinations.

H.R. 702, Committee Action

would enable adaptation to changing crude oil market conditions by removing all restrictions on the export of crude oil.

S. 2083, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.

H.R. 3619, Bill Introduced

would redesignate Rock Creek Park in the District of Columbia as Rock Creek National Park.

H.R. 3615, Bill Introduced

would delay enforcement and establishment of certain water quality standards within the Great Bay Estuary.

S. Res. 269, Chamber Action

would designate the week of September 19 through September 26, 2015, as "National Estuaries Week."

H.R. 3602, Bill Introduced

would provide compensation to injured persons relating to the Gold King Mine spill and amend CERCLA to address mining-related issues.

H.R. 3599, Bill Introduced

would take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

S. 2080, Bill Introduced

would amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance pipeline safety and provide communities with access to improved information concerning the equipment and operations of pipeline facilities.

S. 2076, Bill Introduced

would establish a task force to review policies and measures to promote, and develop best practices for, reduction of short-lived climate pollutants.

S. 2072, Bill Introduced

would require the EPA Administrator to establish a program under which they shall defer the designation of an area as a nonattainment area for purposes of the 8-hour ozone NAAQS if the area achieves and maintains certain standards under a voluntary early action compact plan.