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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.

Recent Federal Bills

Volume 46, Issue 20

H.R. 5778, Bill Introduced

would designate Alex Diekmann Peak in Montana.

H.R. 5777, Bill Introduced

would provide for the exchange of federal land and non-federal land in the state of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay.

H.R. 5776, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize and amend the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue and Response Grant Program.

H.R. 5775, Bill Introduced

would establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants.

H.R. 5771, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.

H.R. 5765, Bill Introduced

would amend and reauthorize the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990.

H.R. 5762, Bill Introduced

would improve the safety of hazardous materials rail transportation.

H.R. 5752, Bill Introduced

wuld promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada.

H.R. 5758, Bill Introduced

would maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, and generate education funding.

H.R. 5751, Bill Introduced

would provide that any state whose wildlife agency has determined that a portion of the state is within the current range of the Shiras Moose may take management actions on certain federal lands within that state to stem decline of that species’ population in that state.

S. 3205, Bill Introduced

would allow local federal officials to determine the manner in which non-motorized uses may be permitted in wilderness areas.

S. 3204, Bill Introduced

would provide for the exchange of federal land and non-federal land in the state of Alaska for the construction of a road between King Cove and Cold Bay.

S. 3203, Bill Introduced

would provide for economic development and access to resources in Alaska.

S. 3202, Bill Introduced

would facilitate the transport of additional hydrocarbons to extend the life of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and further American energy security.

S. 3197, Bill Introduced

would reestablish the Office of Noise Abatement and Control in EPA.

S. 3192, Bill Introduced

would designate a mountain peak in the state of Montana as "Alex Diekmann Peak."

S. 3187, Bill Introduced

would increase the authorization of the National Transportation Safety Board through fiscal year 2020, require the NTSB to investigate major oil and other hazardous materials derailments, expand the Secretary of Transportation's emergency order authority, and require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a volatility standard for crude oil transported by rail.

S. 3179, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration.

H. Res. 822, Committee Action

would provide for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill S. 764, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act.

S. 461, Committee Action

would provide for alternative financing arrangements for the provision of certain services and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure at land border ports of entry.

H.R. 5733, Bill Introduced

would amend the Agricultural Act of 1961 to modify the limitations applicable to qualified conservation loan guarantees.

S. 3172, Bill Introduced

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for certain wildfire mitigation assistance.

S. 3169, Bill Introduced

would support basic energy research and eliminate the wind production tax credit.

S. 3165, Bill Introduced

would amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills.

S. 3163, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills.

S. 3162, Bill Introduced

would provide for the consideration of energy storage systems by electric utilities as part of a supply side resource process.

S. 3159, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for energy storage technologies.

H.R. 5638, Chamber Action

would provide for the establishment at DOE of a Solar Fuels Basic Research Initiative.

H.R. 5640, Chamber Action

would provide for the establishment at DOE of an Electricity Storage Basic Research Initiative.

H. Res. 820, Committee Action

would provide for consideration of the bill H.R. 5538, making appropriations for the DOI, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

H.R. 5640, Committee Action

would provide for the establishment at DOE of an Electricity Storage Basic Research Initiative.

H.R. 5638, Committee Action

would provide for the establishment at DOE of a Solar Fuels Basic Research Initiative.

H.R. 5685, Bill Introduced

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to incentivize efficient nutrient management practices and clarify the citizen suit provisions of the Act.

S. 921, Committee Action

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a non-regulatory program to build on and help coordinate funding for restoration and protection efforts of the 4-State Delaware River Basin region.

H. Res. 813, Bill Introduced

would amend the rules of the House of Representatives to exclude provisions relating to existing or proposed water resources development projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the definition of congressional earmark.

H.R. 5680, Bill Introduced

would amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 with respect to periodic beach renourishment.

H.R. 5679, Bill Introduced

would establish a grant program at the National Science Foundation to encourage states and local school districts to develop and implement sustainable engineering education programs in elementary and secondary schools, through public-private partnerships.

H.R. 5673, Bill Introduced

would authorize the President to provide major disaster assistance for contamination of drinking water from public water systems.

H.R. 5669, Bill Introduced

would provide emergency unemployment compensation to coal mining workers who have lost their jobs due to federal environmental regulations.

H.R. 5668, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of EPA from taking the social cost of carbon or the social cost of methane into account when taking any action.

H.R. 5656, Bill Introduced

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize states to restrict interstate waste imports and impose a higher fee on out-of-state waste.

S. 3150, Bill Introduced

would use certain revenues from the outer continental shelf to reduce the federal budget deficit.

S. 3139, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the energy credit for certain high-efficiency linear generator property.