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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 47, Issue 12

H.R. 2083, Bill Introduced

would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species.

S. 896, Bill Introduced

would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

H.R. J. Res. 97, Bill Introduced

would disapprove the Department of Agriculture rule relating to "Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment."

H.R. J. Res. 96, Bill Introduced

would disapprove the management plan entitled "Eastern Interior Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement." 

H.R. 2080, Bill Introduced

would provide that the management plan entitled "Eastern Interior Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement" shall have no force or effect.

H.R. 2075, Bill Introduced

would adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in the state of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities in order to protect adjacent private property. 

H.R. 2074, Bill Introduced

would require compliance with NEPA as a condition on the designation of national monuments.

H.R. 2059, Bill Introduced

would amend the CAA to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources.

H.R. 2053, Bill Introduced

would amend the SMCRA to enhance and support mining and mineral engineering programs in the United States by funding activities at mining schools.

H.R. 2049, Bill Introduced

would amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining.

H.R. 2044, Bill Introduced

would designate as wilderness certain federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the state of Utah. 

H.R. 2032, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.

H.R. 2014, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on greenhouse gas emissions. 

H.R. 2012, Bill Introduced

would repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the SDWA.

H.R. 2011, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for the issuance of exempt facility bonds for qualified carbon dioxide capture facilities.

H.R. 2010, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to enhance the requirements for secure geological storage of carbon dioxide for purposes of the carbon dioxide sequestration credit. 

H.R. 2002, Bill Introduced

would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil and gas preleasing, leasing, and related activities in certain areas of the Outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida.

H.R. 2001, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study with respect to stormwater runoff from oil and gas operations.

H.R. 2000, Bill Introduced

would require regulation of wastes associated with the exploration, development, or production of crude oil, natural gas, or geothermal energy under the Solid Waste Disposal Act. 

H.R. 1992, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

H.R. 1974, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to improve transparency under the national primary drinking water regulations for lead and copper. 

H.R. 1969, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to require testing of underground sources of drinking water in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations. 

H.R. 1967, Bill Introduced

would amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs.

H.R. 1966, Bill Introduced

would provide protections and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying certain federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the BLM.

H.R. 1965, Bill Introduced

would amend the FLPMA to improve the transparency and oversight of land conveyances involving the sale, exchange, or other disposal of National Forest System lands or public lands under the jurisdiction of BLM or the acquisition of nonfederal lands for inclusion in the National Forest System or administration as public lands.

H.R. 1945, Bill Introduced

would establish the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee to advise the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, hunting, recreational shooting.

H.R. 1929, Bill Introduced

would increase the maximum amount of increased cost of compliance coverage available under the National Flood Insurance Program. 

H.R. 1917, Bill Introduced

would allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing NESHAPs for brick structure clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule. 

H.R. 1913, Bill Introduced

would establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, to designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness. 

H.R. 1909, Bill Introduced

would prioritize education and training for existing and new environmental health professionals. 

H.R. 1903, Bill Introduced

would improve compliance with mine safety and health laws, empower miners to raise safety concerns, and prevent future mine tragedies. 

S. 883, Bill Introduced

would provide for reforms of the administration of the outer Continental Shelf of the United States. 

S. 865, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to repeal a certain exemption for fracking. 

S. 854, Bill Introduced

would improve compliance with mine safety and health laws, empower miners to raise safety concerns, and prevent future mine tragedies. 

S. 839, Bill Introduced

would allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing NESHAPs for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule.