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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 9

H.R. 1547, Bill Introduced

would provide for the unencumbering of title to non-federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the federal reversionary interest to the city. 

H.R. 1541, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas.

H.R. 1538, Bill Introduced

would amend the Federal Power Act to require FERC to minimize infringement on the exercise and enjoyment of property rights in issuing hydropower licenses. 

H.R. 1535, Bill Introduced

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the state of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

H.R. 1532, Bill Introduced

would reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

H.R. 1531, Bill Introduced

would amend the tax code to provide for the use of funds in the Hazardous Substance Superfund for the purposes for which they were collected and to ensure adequate resources for the cleanup of hazardous substances under CERCLA. 

S. 666, Bill Introduced

would amend the tax code to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.

S. 665, Bill Introduced

would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to authorize additional lease sales to be added to an approved five-year leasing program.

S. 664, Bill Introduced

would approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Navajo in Utah to authorize construction of projects in connection therewith. 

S. 658, Bill Introduced

would treat all controlled substance analogues, other than chemical substances subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act, as controlled substances in Schedule I regardless of whether they are intended for human consumption.

H.R. 132, Chamber Action

which would approve the Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act, was passed by the House.

S. 617, Bill Introduced

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the state of Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 

H.R. 1524, Bill Introduced

would amend the tax code to extend financing of the Superfund.

S.J. Res. 38, Bill Introduced

would disapprove the EPA rule relating to "Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans and Federal Implementation Plan; Utah; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze."

S. 614, Bill Introduced

would require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a pilot program for commercial recreation concessions on certain land managed by BLM.

S. 613, Bill Introduced

would amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to provide for the consideration by state regulatory authorities and nonregulated electric utilities of whether subsidies should be provided for the deployment, construction, maintenance, or operation of a customer-side technology.

S. 612, Bill Introduced

would provide for the unencumbering of title to non-federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the federal reversionary interest to the city.

S. 607, Bill Introduced

would establish a business incubators program within DOI to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities.

H.R. J. Res. 87, Bill Introduced

would disapprove the EPA rule relating to "Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans and Federal Implementation Plan; Utah; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze." 

H.R. 1504, Bill Introduced

would amend the Act popularly known as the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act to prohibit the establishment of certain anchorage grounds within five miles of a nuclear power plant, a location on the National Register of Historic Places, a Superfund site, or critical habitat of an endangered species. 

H.R. 1491, Bill Introduced

would reaffirm the action of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians. 

H.R. 1489, Bill Introduced

would amend 54 U.S.C. to provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments and establish requirements for declaration of marine national monuments. 

H.R. 1488, Bill Introduced

would redesignate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as the "Indiana Dunes National Park." 

H.R. 1483, Bill Introduced

would provide litigation relief for the Forest Management Projects Act.

H.R. 1477, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the use of federal funds to build a wall along the southern border.

H.R. 1464, Bill Introduced

would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to convene an effort to make available to standard-developing organizations a consistent, authoritative set of climate information.

H.R. 1458, Bill Introduced

would increase the excise tax on gasoline, diesel, and kerosene fuels.

H.R. 1456, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the sale of shark fins

H.R. 1443, Bill Introduced

would promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry. 

S.J. Res. 37, Bill Introduced

would disapprove the DOI rule relating to "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Compressors."

S. 605, Bill Introduced

would provide litigation relief for the Forest Management Projects Act. 

S. 599, Bill Introduced

would redesignate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as the "Indiana Dunes National Park."

S. 593, Bill Introduced

would amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain states. 

H.R. 1214, Committee Action

The bill would require the Administrator of FEMA to conduct a program to use simplified procedures to issue public assistance for certain projects under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. 

H.R. 1117, Committee Action

The bill would require the Administrator of FEMA to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster.

H.R. 654, Committee Action

The bill would direct the Administrator of FEMA to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone.