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H.R. 3188 (113th): Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 1, 2014 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 293

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3188

[Report No. 113–394, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Walden, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Cook, Mr. Denham, Mr. Hastings of Washington, and Mr. Valadao) 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

April 1, 2014

Additional sponsors: Mr. Amodei and Mr. Pearce

April 1, 2014

Reported from the Committee on Natural Resources with amendments

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

April 1, 2014

The Committee on Agriculture discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on September 26, 2013


A BILL

To expedite the planning and implementation of salvage timber sales as part of Forest Service and Department of the Interior restoration and rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park and Bureau of Land Management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act .

2.

Expedited salvage timber sales in response to the California Rim Fire

(a)

Salvage timber sales required

As part of the restoration and rehabilitation activities undertaken on the lands within the Stanislaus National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California, the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to affected Stanislaus National Forest lands, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to affected Bureau of Land Management lands, shall promptly plan and implement salvage timber sales of dead, damaged, or downed timber resulting from that wildfire.

(b)

Expedited implementation

(1)

Legal sufficiency

Due to the extraordinary severity of the Rim Fire occurring on the Federal lands described in subsection (a), salvage timber sales conducted under such subsection shall proceed immediately and to completion notwithstanding any other provision of law, including the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), section 14 of the National Forest Management Act of 1976 ( 16 U.S.C. 472a ), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 ( 16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 ( 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.).

(2)

Administrative and judicial review

Salvage timber sales conducted under subsection (a) shall not be subject to—

(A)

administrative review, including, in the case of the Forest Service, the notice, comment, and appeal requirements of section 322 of the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 ( Public Law 102–381 ; 16 U.S.C. 1612 note); or

(B)

judicial review in any court of the United States.

Amend the title so as to read: A bill to expedite the planning and implementation of salvage timber sales as part of Forest Service and Department of the Interior restoration and rehabilitation activities for lands within the Stanislaus National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands adversely impacted by the 2013 Rim Fire in California..

April 1, 2014

Reported from the Committee on Natural Resources with amendments

April 1, 2014

The Committee on Agriculture discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed