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Text of the Federal Wildland Firefighter Classification Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 7, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 8, 2006 (Received by the Senate).

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109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5697

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 8, 2006

Received

AN ACT

To provide for the appropriate designation of certain Federal positions involved in wildland fire suppression activities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Wildland Firefighter Classification Act.

2.

Requirement

(a)

In general

In the administration of chapter 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 Wildland Firefighter or words to that effect.

(b)

Applicability

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.

(c)

Definitions

For purposes of this section—

(1)

the terms class and position shall have the meanings set forth in section 5102 of title 5, United States Code; and

(2)

the terms forest technician position, range technician position, and significant wildland fire suppression activities shall have the meanings specified by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

3.

Hazardous duty differential not affected

Section 5545(d)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking all after except and inserting an em-dash and the following:

(A)

an employee in an occupational series covering positions for which the primary duties are wildland firefighting, as determined by the Office; and

(B)

in such other circumstances as the Office may by regulation prescribe; and

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Passed the House of Representatives December 7, 2006.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.