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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 4

H.R. 4456, Bill Introduced

would amend SMCRA to provide funds to states and Native American tribes for the purpose of promoting economic revitalization, diversification, and development in economically distressed communities through the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining carried out before August 3, 1977.

H.R. 4458, Bill Introduced

would correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit M13.

H.R. 4456, Bill Introduced

would amend SMCRA to provide funds to states and Indian tribes for the purpose of promoting economic revitalization, diversification, and development in economically distressed communities through the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining carried out before August 3, 1977.

H.R. 4444, Bill Introduced

would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards for external power supplies.

S. 2306, Chamber Action

would require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of the U.S. Army Corps Engineers, to undertake remediation oversight of the West Lake Landfill located in Bridgeton, Missouri.

S. 2494, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by FERC that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.

S. 2491, Bill Introduced

would amend the Head Start Act by establishing grants for Head Start programs in communities affected by toxic pollutants.

H.R. 4438, Bill Introduced

would make emergency supplemental appropriations to EPA to assist the state of Michigan and its residents impacted by the contaminated water crisis.

H.R. 4436, Bill Introduced

would amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to provide for expedited project implementation relating to the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan.

H.R. 4434, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (project number 13287).

H.R. 4429, Bill Introduced

would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue minimum uniform safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities.

H.R. 4427, Bill Introduced

would amend §203 of the Federal Power Act.

S. 2481, Bill Introduced

would amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to provide for expedited project implementation relating to the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan.

S. 2152, Chamber Action

would establish a comprehensive U.S. government policy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth.

H.R. 3382, Committee Action

would amend the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act to enhance recreational opportunities, environmental restoration activities, and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

H.R. 4423, Bill Introduced

would provide for a program of wind energy research, development, and demonstration.

H.R. 4416, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (project number 12750).

H.R. 4414, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to authorize the Administrator of EPA to notify the public if a state agency and public water system are not taking action to address a public health risk associated with drinking water requirements.

H.R. 4413, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the use of funds to provide assistance to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency under the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency.

H.R. 4412, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (project number 12740).

H.R. 4411, Bill Introduced

would extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project (project number 12737).

S. 2476, Bill Introduced

would exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination or ceiling fans using direct current motors from energy conservation standards for external power supplies.

H.R. 4397, Bill Introduced

would direct the Administrator of FEMA to provide for caches of emergency response equipment to be used in the event of an accident involving rail tank cars transporting hazardous material, crude oil, or flammable liquids.

S. 2466, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to authorize the Administrator of EPA to notify the public if a state agency and public water system are not taking action to address a public health risk associated with drinking water requirements.

H.R. 4394, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act.

H.R. 4393, Bill Introduced

would seek to advance the integration of clean distributed energy into electric grids.