H. R. 5697
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 8, 2006
To provide for the appropriate designation of certain Federal positions involved in wildland fire suppression activities.
This Act may be cited as the
Federal Wildland Firefighter
In the administration of
51 of title 5, United States Code, the Director of the Office
of Personnel Management shall ensure that the official title assigned under
such chapter to any class or other category of positions described in
subsection (b) shall include the designation of
Firefighter or words to that effect.
This section shall apply in the case of any class or other category of positions that consists primarily or exclusively of forest technician positions, range technician positions, or any other category of positions the duties and responsibilities of which include significant wildland fire suppression activities.
For purposes of this section—
the terms class and position shall have the meanings set forth in section 5102 of title 5, United States Code; and
the terms forest technician
position, range technician position, and
wildland fire suppression activities shall have the meanings specified
by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Hazardous duty differential not affected
of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking all after
except and inserting an em-dash and the following:
an employee in an occupational series covering positions for which the primary duties are wildland firefighting, as determined by the Office; and
in such other circumstances as the Office may by regulation prescribe; and
Passed the House of Representatives December 7, 2006.
Karen L. Haas,