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Recent Federal Bills

Volume 44, Issue 23

S. 2040, Committee Action

would exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.

S. 231, Chamber Action

which reauthorizes the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp, was passed by the Senate.

S. 2776, Bill Introduced

would establish a Carbon Capture and Sequestration Deployment Acceleration Fund to promote the establishment of not fewer than 10 commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration units in the United States during the next 10 years.

H.R. 5078, Committee Action

would preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the United States.

H.R. 5389, Bill Introduced

would amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to prescribe an additional requirement for the designation of marine sanctuaries off the coast of Alaska.

H.R. 5363, Bill Introduced

would establish a WaterSense program.

H.R. 5359, Bill Introduced

would provide for the designation of, and the award of grant with respect to, air and health quality empowerment zones.

H.R. 5358, Bill Introduced

would amend NEPA to clarify that no federal agency shall be required to consider the social cost of carbon as a condition of compliance with such Act.

H.R. 5329, Bill Introduced

would amend the ESA to require establishment of objective numerical recovery goals for removal of species from lists of endangered species and threatened species under that Act.

H.R. 5322, Bill Introduced

would establish the Department of Energy and the Environment.

H.R. 5311, Bill Introduced

would designate certain lands in Colorado as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System and would designate the Tenmile Recreation Management Area and Porcupine Gulch Protection Area.

H.R. 5309, Bill Introduced

would authorize and strengthen the tsunami detection, forecast, warning, research, and mitigation program of NOAA.

H.R. 5307, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce carbon pollution in the United States, invest in infrastructure, and cut taxes.

S. 2042, Committee Action

would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program.

S. 1961, Committee Action

would protect surface water from contamination by chemical storage facilities.

H.R. 1963, Committee Action

would amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act.

S. 2019, Committee Action

would reauthorize and update certain provisions of the Secure Water Act.

S. 2010, Committee Action

would amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act.

S. 1965, Committee Action

would amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services.

S. 1946, Committee Action

would amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations.

S. 1771, Committee Action

would amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary and would provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon.

S. 2768, Bill Introduced

would amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to expand the use of categorical exclusions for hazardous fuel reduction projects.

S. 2752, Bill Introduced

would amend the ESA to improve the disclosure of certain expenditures under that Act.

S. 2748, Bill Introduced

would amend the ESA to conform citizen suits under that Act with other existing law.

S. 2745, Bill Introduced

would amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail.

S. 2744, Bill Introduced

would authorize a settlement in accordance with the agreement entered into by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Department of the Interior, and counties within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

S. 2739, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property.

S. 2734, Bill Introduced

would improve timber management of Oregon and California Railroad and Coos Bay Wagon Road grant land.

S. 2729, Bill Introduced

would amend the ESA to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is published.

S. 2727, Bill Introduced

would approve and implement the Klamath Basin agreements.

S. 2721, Bill Introduced

would amend Title 23, United States Code, with respect to weight limitations for natural gas vehicles.

S. 2720, Bill Introduced

would amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with respect to high priority corridors on the National Highway System.

S. 2716, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of adding the sites associated with the forced relocation and confinement of the Aleut people during World War II in Alaska as a unit of the National Park System.