H.R. 6248 (112th): Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 2012

Aug 01, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ken Calvert
Representative for California's 44th congressional district
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Aug 01, 2012
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 3441 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2012


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

Introduced Aug 01, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2012
Full Title

To provide for the transfer of excess Department of Defense aircraft to the Forest Service for wildfire suppression activities, and for other purposes.


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Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to transfer to the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) 14 C-27J aircraft that are excess to DOD needs and that acceptable for use by the Forest Service for wildfire suppression purposes.
Grants the USDA Secretary priorty over other federal agencies regarding such transfers.
Allows the DOD Secretary during FY2013-FY2017 to sell aircraft and aircraft parts that are excess to DOD needs to persons or entities contracting with the federal government for wildfire suppression purposes.

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