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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 11

H.R. 1888, Bill Introduced

would provide for the equitable management of summer flounder based on geographic, scientific, and economic data.

H.R. 1880, Bill Introduced

would require DOI to take four parcels of federal land into trust for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in New Mexico.

H.R. 1869, Bill Introduced

would provide for transparency and reporting related to direct and indirect costs incurred by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Western Area Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Southeastern Power Administration related to compliance with any federal environmental laws impacting the conservation of fish and wildlife.

H.R. 1867, Bill Introduced

would encourage benchmarking and disclosure of energy information for commercial buildings.

H.R. 1865, Bill Introduced

would designate certain federal land in California as wilderness.

H.R. 1840, Bill Introduced

would require DOI to conduct offshore oil and gas Lease Sale 220 as soon as practicable.

H.R. 1838, Bill Introduced

would establish the Clear Creek National Recreation Area in San Benito and Fresno Counties, California, designate the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness in those counties, and designate additional components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

H.R. 1836, Bill Introduced

would require DOI and the Departemnt of Agriculture to enter into agreements with state and local governments to provide for the continued operation of public land, open air monuments and memorials, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and units of the National Forest System during a lapse in appropriations.

H.R. 1830, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement for the transfer of any water right to the United States by DOI and the Department of Agriculture, and would require DOI and the Departemnt of Agriculture to develop water planning instruments consistent with state law.

S. 986, Bill Introduced

would require DOI to take four parcels of federal land into trust for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in New Mexico.

S. 992, Bill Introduced

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

S. 982, Bill Introduced

would prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement for the transfer of any water right to the United States by DOI or the Department of Agriculture, and would require DOI and the Departement of Agriculture to develop water planning instruments consistent with state law.

S. 980, Bill Introduced

would clarify the definition of navigable waters.

S. 972, Bill Introduced

would clarify the effect of designating a National Monument on certain land in Chafee County, Colorado.

H.R. 979, Committee Action

would designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as "Sky Point."

H.R. 1324, Committee Action

would adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest in Colorado.

H.R. 984, Committee Action

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

H.R. 533, Committee Action

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

H.R. 1826, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

H.R. 1820, Bill Introduced

would authorize DOI to retire coal preference right lease applications for which the agency has made an affirmative commercial quantities determination.

H.R. 1815, Bill Introduced

would facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in Nevada, and provide for the implementation of a conservation plan for the Virgin River in Nevada.

H.R. 1814, Bill Introduced

would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

H.R. 1804, Bill Introduced

would increase the safety of crude oil transportation by railroad.

H.R. 1796, Bill Introduced

would withdraw all federal land located within the Rainy River Basin in Minnesota from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing laws.

S. 964, Bill Introduced

would amend the Atomic Energy Act to provide for consultation with state and local governments, the consideration of state and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by NRC.

S. 953, Bill Introduced

would facilitate certain pinyon-juniper projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in Nevada, and provide for the implementation of a conservation plan for the Virgin River in Nevada. 

S. 948, Bill Introduced

would eliminate the taxable income limit on percentage depletion for oil and natural gas produced from marginal properties.

S. 945, Bill Introduced

would amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act to provide for the expansion of emergency planning zones and the development of plans for dry cask storage of spent nuclear fuel.

S. 944, Bill Introduced

would amend the Atomic Energy Act to prohibit certain waivers and exemptions from emergency preparedness, emergency response and security regulations.

H.R. 1793, Bill Introduced

would provide a categorical exclusion under NEPA to allow BLM and the Forest Service to remove pinyon-juniper trees to conserve and restore the habitat of greater sage-grouse and mule deer.

H.R. 1792, Bill Introduced

would amend FLPMA to authorize DOI to enter into cooperative agreements to provide for state management of grazing permits and leases.

H.R. 1785, Bill Introduced

would amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the recognition of voluntary verification programs for air conditioning, furnace, boiler, heat pump, and water heater products.

H.R. 1783, Bill Introduced

would establish the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area in Texas.

H.R. 1775, Bill Introduced

would establish centers of excellence for innovative stormwater control infrastructure.

H.R. 1772, Bill Introduced

would direct DOI to establish a nonregulatory program to build on and help coordinate funding for restoration and protection efforts of the Delaware River Basin.

H.R. 1765, Bill Introduced

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

S. 919, Committee Action

would exclude certain clean coal power grants to non-corporate taxpayers from gross income.

S. 917, Committee Action

would equalize the excise tax on liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas.

S. 913, Committee Action

would provide an investment tax credit for technology that converts waste heat to energy.

S. 939, Bill Introduced

would require the evaluation and consolidation of duplicative green building programs within DOE.

S. 937, Bill Introduced

would amend FLPMA to authorize DOI to enter into cooperative agreements to provide for state management of grazing permits and leases.

S. 936, Bill Introduced

would repeal the funding limitation of the Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway Act.

S. 934, Bill Introduced

would amend the renewable fuel program under the CAA to require the cellulosic biofuel requirement to be based on actual production.

S. 921, Bill Introduced

would direct DOI to establish a nonregulatory program to build on and help coordinate funding for restoration and protection efforts of the Delaware River Basin.

S. 919, Bill Introduced

would exclude certain clean coal power grants to non-corporate taxpayers from gross income. 

S. 917, Bill Introduced

would equalize the excise tax on liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas.

S. 913, Bill Introduced

would provide an investment tax credit for technology that converts waste heat to energy.

H.R. 1748, Bill Introduced

would amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to enhance existing programs providing mitigation assistance by encouraging states to adopt and actively enforce building codes.

H.R. 1736, Bill Introduced

would amend the CAA with respect to the ethanol waiver for the Reid vapor pressure limitations.

S. Res. 133, Chamber Action

would support the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.

H.R. 1734, Bill Introduced

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to encourage recovery and beneficial use of coal combustion residuals, and establish requirements for the proper management and disposal of coal combustion residuals.

H.R. 1732, Bill Introduced

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

S. 896, Bill Introduced

would establish centers of excellence for innovative stormwater control infrastructure.