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This bill was introduced on December 8, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 8, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4228

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 8, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To require the Forest Service to accommodate, to the extent consistent with the management objectives and limitations applicable to the National Forest System lands at issue, individuals with mobility disabilities who need to use a power-driven mobility device for reasonable access to such lands.

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Accommodation of access needs of individuals with mobility disabilities under Forest Service Travel Management Rule

(a)

Consideration of access needs of individuals with mobility disabilities

The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, shall require Forest Service personnel, in implementing off-road vehicle management under the Forest Service Travel Management Rule, to endeavor to accommodate, to the extent consistent with the management objectives and limitations applicable to the National Forest System lands at issue, individuals with mobility disabilities who would need to use a power-driven mobility device for reasonable access to such lands.

(b)

Response to requests for access

If, after receiving a request by or on behalf of an individual with mobility disabilities for permission to use a power-driven mobility device to access specific National Forest System lands, Forest Service personnel determine that use of such a power-driven mobility device is not appropriate given the management objectives and limitations applicable to the National Forest System lands at issue, the Forest Service personnel shall provide the individual with a written response containing an explanation of the reasons for the determination.