H.R. 4398 (111th): National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act of 2009

Dec 16, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Salazar
Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district
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Dec 16, 2009
16 pages
Related Bills
S. 2798 (Related)
National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act of 2010

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Aug 05, 2010


This bill was introduced on December 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 16, 2009
Referred to Committee Dec 16, 2009
Full Title

To address public safety risks in western States by facilitating insect and disease infestation treatment of National Forest System land and certain adjacent land, to make permanent the good-neighbor authority for Colorado and stewardship contracting authorities available to the Forest Service, and for other purposes.


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National Forest Insect and Disease Emergency Act of 2009 - Designates certain areas of National Forest System land in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming as insect and disease emergency areas.
Allows the designation of an area of System land as an additional insect and disease emergency area if the land:
(1) is located in an affected state; and
(2) is subject to an insect and disease infestation emergency.
Excludes certain lands from inclusion in an insect and disease emergency area.
Sets forth requirements for the duration of insect and disease emergency areas designated under this Act.
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary), in implementing the emergency forest restoration program, to make payments to owners of nonindustrial private forest land to carry out emergency measures in response to an insect and disease infestation emergency under this Act.
Authorizes the: (1) Secretary to offer to enter into any contracts or other agreements with the state of Colorado to perform watershed restoration and protection services on System land in the state when similar and complementary restoration and protection services are being carried out on adjacent state or private land; and (2) Secretary of the Interior to carry out such activities on public land located in Colorado.
Extends permanently the authority under which the Forest Service may enter into such contracts with private persons and entities to perform services to achieve land management goals for the national forests that meet local and rural communities' needs. Bars the Forest Service from obligating funds to cover the costs of canceling Forest Service multiyear stewardship end result contracts until the date on which they are canceled.

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