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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 7

H.R. 2458

would amend the FWPCA to require a certain percentage of funds appropriated for revolving fund capitalization grants be used for green projects.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

H.R. 2448

would provide for ocean acidification collaborative research grant opportunities.

Oceans

H.R. 2427

would amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998 to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.

Water (generally)

S. 1276

would require the Administrator of FEMA to carry out a pilot program to enhance the mapping of urban flooding and associated property damage, and the availability of that mapped data to homeowners, businesses, and localities to help understand and mitigate the risk of such flooding.

Infrastructure

S. 1265

would amend the Oil Region National Heritage Area Act to reauthorize the Oil Region National Heritage Area.

Natural Resources (generally)

S. 1262

would designate certain land administered by BLM and the U.S. Forest Service in the state of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, and withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

Land Use (generally)

S. 1259

would amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998 to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.

Water (generally)

H. Res. 329

which would provide for consideration of H.R. 9, that would direct the president to develop a plan for the United States to meet its nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement, was agreed to by the House.

Climate Change (generally)