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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 21

H.R. 5913, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the diesel emissions reduction program.

H.R. 5538, Chamber Action

would make appropriations for DOI, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

S. 764, Chamber Action

would reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act.

H.R. 4789, Committee Action

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

H.R. 4510, Committee Action

would ensure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado.

H.R. 4202, Committee Action

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the state of New York.

H. Res. 834, Bill Introduced

would recognize the important role pollinators play in supporting ecosystems and economies.

H.R. 5909, Bill Introduced

would ensure equitable treatment of Shee Atika Incorporated under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, by facilitating the transfer of land on Admiralty Island, Alaska.

H.R. 5895, Bill Introduced

would establish an improved regulatory process to prevent the introduction and establishment of injurious wildlife in the U.S.

H.R. 5891, Bill Introduced

would prohibit EPA from using funds to carry out the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.

H.R. 5886, Bill Introduced

would amend the SDWA to provide assistance to schools to replace drinking water fountains that may contain lead.

H.R. 5882, Bill Introduced

would establish the Freedom Riders National Historical Park in Anniston, Alabama, as a unit of the National Park System.

H.R. 5879, Bill Introduced

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities.

H.R. 5871, Bill Introduced

would provide for a land exchange involving certain National Forest System land in the state of South Dakota.

H.R. 5870, Bill Introduced

would direct the Administrator of EPA to establish a grant program to facilitate land acquisitions made to improve water quality.

H.R. 5861, Bill Introduced

would establish terms and conditions under which the Secretary of the Interior shall convey, for fair market value, certain properties in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in the state of Washington to the permittees of those properties.

H.R. 5860, Bill Introduced

would make a categorical exclusion available to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to develop and carry out a forest management activity on federal lands to address insect or disease infestation declared as an emergency in a state by the Governor of that state.

H.R. 5854, Bill Introduced

would amend title 18, U.S. Code, to enhance protections of Native American cultural objects.

H.R. 5836, Bill Introduced

would provide for the orderly disposal of certain federal lands, to benefit education and other purposes through the sales of such lands, to consolidate federal lands to improve management, and to provide for the acquisition of lands for recreational and other opportunities.

H.R. 5833, Bill Introduced

would amend SDWA to address lead contamination in school drinking water.

H.R. 5829, Bill Introduced

would provide for the prompt establishment by the Science Advisory Board of EPA of the agriculture committee.

H.R. 5821, Bill Introduced

would reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.

H.R. 5817, Bill Introduced

would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit oil-, gas-, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas of the outer continental shelf.

H.R. 5811, Bill Introduced

would authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions.

H.R. 5802, Bill Introduced

would amend title 31, U.S. Code, to provide for the issuance of green bonds and to establish the United States Green Bank.

H.R. 5797, Bill Introduced

would protect certain seamounts, ridges, and banks in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of California by the establishment of the California Seamounts and Ridges National Marine Conservation Area.

H.R. 5789, Bill Introduced

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site of the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

H.R. 5788, Bill Introduced

would amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to provide for the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals.

H.R. 5786, Bill Introduced

would amend title 49, U.S. Code, to provide for a rail spill preparedness fund.

H.R. 5781, Bill Introduced

would complement the Utah Public Lands Initiative by ensuring land use certainty in seven counties in Utah.

H.R. 5780, Bill Introduced

would provide greater conservation, recreation, economic development and local management of federal lands in Utah.