H.R. 2973 (112th): Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011

Sep 20, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jim Matheson
Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 2011
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 1580 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 20, 2011


This bill was introduced on September 20, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 20, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 20, 2011
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to extend an exemption from certain requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to protect public health and safety.


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Protecting Public Safety and Sacred Sites from the Utah Prairie Dog Act of 2011 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to amend the special rule concerning takings of the Utah prarie dog to permit the taking of such prairie dog under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 in any airport or cemetery in such prairie dog's range in which a state demonstrates that:
(1) the prairie dog's entry or existence causes a threat to public health and safety or to the sanctity of a burial site, and
(2) all practicable measures to eliminate that threat have been carried out without success.
Defines "practicable measures" as: (1) the construction of fences around such areas, and (2) translocation of the prairie dogs by methods used by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

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