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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 11

H.R. 4032, Committee Action

would exempt from the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority.

H.R. 4482, Bill Introduced

would prohibit any appropriation of funds for EPA's science and technology account.

H.R. 4465, Bill Introduced

would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to repeal the requirement to establish catch limits for the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery.

H.R. 4461, Bill Introduced

would authorize NOAA to establish a Climate Change Education Program.

H.R. 4456, Bill Introduced

would determine the feasibility of additional agreements for long-term use of existing or expanded non-federal storage and conveyance facilities to augment federal water supply, ecosystem, and operational flexibility benefits in certain areas.

H.R. 1158, Committee Action

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

H.R. 876, Committee Action

would authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho.

H.R. 862, Committee Action

would authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.

H.R. 507, Committee Action

would provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

H.R. 3998, Committee Action

would authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the Amy Biehl High School Foundation.

H.R. 3786, Committee Action

would direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, to convey certain federal property located in the State of Alaska to the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska.

H.R. 4441, Bill Introduced

would require pipelines regulated by the Secretary of Transportation to be made of steel that is produced in the United States and originates from iron ore and taconite mined and processed in the United States.

S. 2228, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to direct the Administrator of EPA to consider projects involving rural communities in the selection of alternative water source projects.

S. 2227, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for property certified by the Environmental Protection Agency under the WaterSense program.

S. 2226, Bill Introduced

would establish a WaterSense program within the EPA.

S. 2225, Bill Introduced

would provide for a smart water resource management pilot program.

H.R. 4428, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the energy credit for microturbine property.

H.R. 4426, Bill Introduced

would promote the domestic development and deployment of clean energy technologies required for the 21st century.

H.R. 4423, Bill Introduced

would provide for no net increase in the total acreage of certain federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service.

H.R. 4420, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to use designated funding to pay for construction of authorized rural water projects.

H.R. 4419, Bill Introduced

would amend the ESA to require periodic review of listings of endangered species and threatened species under that Act, support protection and conservation measures for endangered or threatened species under that Act, and alleviate the need to list a species as an endangered or threatened species; and would convey small parcels of National Forest System land and Department of the Interior land to generate revenues for such protection and conservation measures.

S. 1294, Committee Action

would designate as wilderness certain public land in the Cherokee National Forest in the State of Tennessee.

H.R. 697, Committee Action

would provide for the conveyance of certain federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project Site.

S. 404, Chamber Action

which would preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, was passed by the House.

H.R. 3366, Committee Action

would provide for the release of the property interests retained by the United States in certain land conveyed in 1954 by the United States, acting through the Director of the BLM, to the State of Oregon for the establishment of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center of Oregon State University in Hermiston, Oregon.

H.R. 1192, Committee Action

would redesignate Mammoth Peak in Yosemite National Park as "Mount Jessie Benton Fremont."

H.R. 4407, Bill Introduced

would require the Administrator of EPA to set reasonable limits on the stringency and timing of proposed regulations for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, new forced-air furnaces, and new residential masonry heaters.

H.R. 4402, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Navy to establish a surface danger zone over the Guam National Wildlife Refuge or any portion thereof to support the operation of a live-fire training range complex.

H.R. 4393, Bill Introduced

would prohibit any federal agency or official, in carrying out any Act or program to reduce the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change, from imposing a fee or tax on gaseous emissions emitted directly by livestock.

S. 404, Chamber Action

which would preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, was passed by the Senate.

S. 1219, Committee Action

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