H.R. 4210 (105th): New Mexico Forest Health and Fire Prevention Act of 1998

Jul 14, 1998 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Redmond
Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district
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Jul 14, 1998
14 pages

This bill was introduced on July 14, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 14, 1998
Referred to Committee Jul 14, 1998
Full Title

To address the simultaneous decline of forest health of National Forest System lands in the state of New Mexico and rural community economies and to prevent and protect such lands from catastrophic fires, consistent with the requirements of existing public land management and environmental laws.


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New Mexico Forest Health and Fire Prevention of 1998 - Directs the District 3 Regional Forester of the State of New Mexico to commence a statewide program to restore and protect forest resources located on Federal forest lands within New Mexico through the performance of recovery projects in identified recovery areas.
(1) the initial project under such program to be the thinning of Monument Canyon Research Natural Area located near Jemez Springs, New Mexico, on the Santa Fe National Forest; and
(2) the research scientists located at such Area to provide the initial project standards and guidelines.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, for each fiscal year of the New Mexico program, to allocate amounts from the Forest Health and Fire Prevention Fund (to be established under this Act) to Region 3 of the Forest Service for the purpose of conducting five-year recovery projects in identified recovery areas.
Requires the District 3 Regional Forester to:
(1) identify recovery areas within which allocated amounts should be used to conduct such projects;
(2) prioritize such areas for the purpose of their receiving allocated amounts; and
(3) select, in accordance with specified requirements, projects to be carried out within each area.
Prohibits the selection or implementation of a project in specified locations, including units of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Credits to the Fund:
(1) authorized and appropriated amounts;
(2) unobligated amounts in, or that would otherwise be deposited in, the roads and trails fund; and
(3) the Federal share of revenues generated by recovery projects undertaken pursuant to the Program. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a specified audit of the program at the end of the fourth full fiscal year following the implementation date.

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