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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 47, Issue 11

S. 1844, Bill Introduced

would provide for coordination by FERC of the process for reviewing certain natural gas projects under its jurisdiction.

Energy (generally)

S. 1833, Bill Introduced

would modify requirements applicable to locatable minerals on public domain land. 

Public Lands

S. 1823, Bill Introduced

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that houses of worship are eligible for certain disaster relief and emergency assistance on terms equal to other eligible private nonprofit facilities.

Natural Disasters

H.R. 3795, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to carry out a comprehensive protection and rehabilitation program for the Tijuana River Valley. 

Waste (generally)

H.R. 3794, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to carry out a program to prevent flooding and wastewater, sewage, trash, and sediment spills in the Tijuana River Valley. 

Waste (generally)

H.R. 3786, Bill Introduced

would require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the NOAA for each coastal area of the Great Lakes. 

Agencies

H.R. 3768, Bill Introduced

would encourage recycling and reduction of disposable plastic bottles in units of the National Park System.

Public Lands

S. 1794, Bill Introduced

would prohibit EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. 

Agencies

H.R. 3017, Committee Action

The bill would reauthorize the brownfields program under CERCLA. 

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Contaminated Sites/Brownfields

H.R. 2874, Committee Action

The bill would improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program to enhance the development of more accurate estimates of flood risk through new technology. 

Natural Disasters