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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 5

H.R. 1836

would amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas.

Natural Resources (generally)

H.R. 1834

would direct the Secretary of Commerce to issue regulations prohibiting the use of sunscreen containing oxybenzone or octinoxate in a National Marine Sanctuary in which coral is present.

Oceans

H.R. 1796

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the qualifying advanced coal project credit.

Tax

H.R. 1783

would provide for increased scrutiny with respect to pesticide residues of glyphosate.

Pesticides

H.R. 1776

would amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit importation, exportation, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, and purchase in interstate or foreign commerce, or in a manner substantially affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species.

Wildlife (generally)

H.R. 1768

would reauthorize Subtitle G of Title VII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that relates to diesel emissions reduction.

Energy (generally)

H.R. 1764

would amend the FWPCA with respect to permitting terms.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

H.R. 1760

would require the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a program to support the availability of high-assay low-enriched uranium for domestic commercial use.

Energy (generally)

S. 828

would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer continental shelf.

Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)

S. 827

would designate certain National Forest System land and certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, wildland recovery areas, and biological connecting corridors.

Land Use (generally)