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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 11, 2006.
Colorado Emergency Wildfire and Insect Infestations Response Act of 2006 - Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior, for an authorized hazardous fuel reduction project that is proposed to be conducted on federal land in Colorado, from being required to study, develop, or describe any alternative to the proposed agency action in the environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
Amends the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 to permit longer terms for agreements and contracts for stewardship contracting projects in Colorado.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to expand the Fuels for Schools program to include Colorado. Authorizes such Secretary to make grants in a specified amount each fiscal year to carry out such program in Colorado.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend the placed in service date for the renewable electricity production credit for electricity produced by facilities using open-loop biomass to January 1, 2010. Makes electricity produced and sold from such facilities eligible for the full credit rate.