H.R. 2541 (112th): Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act

Introduced:
Jul 14, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Jul 14, 2011
Reported by Committee
Aug 01, 2012
 
Sponsor
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 2012
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 1369 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 14, 2011

 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to exempt the conduct of silvicultural activities from national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements.

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Cosponsors
62 cosponsors (45R, 17D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

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9/20/2012--Reported to House amended.
Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring a permit under national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements for a discharge resulting from the conduct of the following silvicultural activities: nursery operations, site preparation, reforestation, thinning, prescribed burning, pest and fire control, harvesting operations, surface drainage, or road use, construction, and maintenance, from which there is runoff.
Specifies that nothing in this Act exempts silvicultural activity from permit requirements for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters.

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