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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 45, Issue 18

S. 1699, Bill Introduced

would designate certain land administered by BLM and the National Forest Service in Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, and would make additional wild and scenic river designations. 

 

H.R. 2647, Committee Action

would expedite NEPA review to improve forest management activities in units of the National Forest System derived from the public domain, on public lands under the jurisdiction of BLM, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands.

H.R. 712, Committee Action

would impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms.

H.R. 2930, Bill Introduced

would amend and reauthorize certain provisions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and stewardship.

H.R. 2929, 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. 2926, Bill Introduced

would designate certain public lands in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as national conservation areas and wilderness areas.

H.R. 2925, Bill Introduced

would establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area.

H.R. 2924, Bill Introduced

would withdraw certain federal lands and interests located in Pima and Santa Cruz counties, Arizona, from federal mining and mineral leasing laws.

H.R. 2923, Bill Introduced

would require DOE to award grants to expand programs in maritime and energy workforce technical training.

H.R. 2918, Bill Introduced

would ensure fairness in premium rates for coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program for residences and business properties.

H.R. 2910, Bill Introduced

would ensure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Mexican wolf nonessential experimental population rule has no force or effect.

H.R. 2909, Bill Introduced

would establish an interagency working group to study the use of unmanned aircraft systems for wildland firefighting.

H.R. 2908, Bill Introduced

would adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States.

H.R. 2901, Bill Introduced

would amend the Flood Disaster Protection Act to require that certain buildings and personal property be covered by flood insurance.

H.R. 2900, Bill Introduced

would establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in Washington.

H.R. 2898, Bill Introduced

would provide drought relief in California.

S. 1180, Committee Action

would amend the Homeland Security Act to direct FEMA to modernize the integrated public alert and warning system.

S. 1701, Bill Introduced

would amend the CWA to modify a provision relating to discharges of dredged or fill material into navigable waters at specified disposal sites.

S. 1700, Bill Introduced

would require the Army Corps of Engineers to establish a loan program to enable eligible public entities to purchase credits from mitigation banks or in-lieu fee programs, or acquire interests in real property that is acquired pursuant to mitigation projects required under certain CWA  permits.

S. 1696, Bill Introduced

would redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia and revise the monument's boundaries.

S. 1694, Bill Introduced

would authorize Phase III of the Yakima River basin water enhancement project for the purposes of improving water management in the Yakima River basin.

S. 1691, Bill Introduced

would expedite and prioritize forest management activities to achieve ecosystem restoration objectives.

S. 1690, Bill Introduced

would establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in Washington.

S. 1679, Bill Introduced

would amend the Flood Disaster Protection Act to require that certain buildings and personal property be covered by flood insurance.

H.R. 2883, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels.

H.R. 2876, Bill Introduced

would promote the recycling of vessels in the United States.

H.R. 533, Chamber Action

would revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe.

S. 1674, Bill Introduced

would amend and reauthorize certain provisions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and stewardship.

S. 1671, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the National Forest Foundation Act.

S. 1656, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels.

H.R. 387, Committee Action

would provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

H.R. 2864, Bill Introduced

would prohibit EPA  from extending the renewable fuel program past 2022 if the agency waives applicable volume requirements in prior years.

H.R. 2858, Bill Introduced

would phase out animal testing for cosmetics, as well as the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.

H.R. 2853, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to reauthorize technical assistance to small public water systems.

H.R. 2849, Bill Introduced

would amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally.

H.R. 2847, Bill Introduced

would encourage African countries to provide first-time access to electricity and power services for at least 50,000,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020.

S. 1645, Committee Action

would make appropriations for DOI, EPA, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.

S. 1645, Bill Introduced

would make appropriations for DOI, EPA, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.

S. 544, Committee Action

would prohibit EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.

S. 1642, Bill Introduced

would reduce costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of people residing in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternative systems, including well water systems.

H.R. 2042, Committee Action

would allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units before requiring compliance with such rule, and allow states to protect households and businesses from significant adverse effects on electricity ratepayers or reliability.